Category Archives: Cycling policy and politics

20 mph speed limits review

B&NES Council has carried out a review of “signs only” 20mph speed limits.  These speed limits, mainly on residential streets, were put in place by the last Liberal Democrat Administration from 2011 to 2015. 20mph speed limit “zones”  had been … Continue reading

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Using bikes to improve the air we breathe

Air Quality has once again hit the headlines recently, with concern across the world.  The issue has been equated to the number of deaths caused by pollutants from diesel engines, giving an immediacy to the problem. Diesel vehicles have in … Continue reading

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Cyclists Dismount – or not

A favourite sign in the Bath area is “cyclists dismount”. I will share a selection of those I have noticed in this post, but you will all have your own examples.  “Cyclists dismount” signs are a common sight for people … Continue reading

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Four years of real progress in cycling in Bath

Cycling over the past few years has really taken off in Britain and is now very popular with people of all ages, so what has happened in Bath in recent years, during the last administration. 1.  Attitude towards the Two … Continue reading

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Route to Combe Down on the Wellsway and maybe to the Odd Down Circuit

The cycle route to access the Odd Down Cycle Circuit directs people riding bikes up Bloomfield Road from the Two Tunnels Bloomfield open space access and exit point.  Bloomfield Road is hardly cycle friendly, although it does have a 20 … Continue reading

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Cycling Investment to keep GB at the top

The revolution in cycling will continue, or will it?  The success of Team GB on the track and Team Sky has faltered this year.  Only four Brits started the Tour de France, owing to non selection and injury. Yet the … Continue reading

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Safer spaces or special clothing?

In a study by Brunel and Bath Universities the research team found that no matter what cyclists wore, it made no difference to how close some motorist overtook. Dr Ian Garrard of Brunel said: This means the solution to stopping … Continue reading

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Chronicle picks up cyclists concerns

Last week the Bath Chronicle picked up information from Twowheeslgood post (thank you guys) and twitter comments of cyclists about three developments in Bath – London Road, Widcombe/Rossiter Road and Windsor Bridge. In these developments cycling groups feel that British … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrat motion on Cycling Reform

At the Liberal Democrat Conference from 14th to 18th September in Glasgow a motion on cycling will be discussed.  This is a first class motion and puts Lib Dems in the forefront of cycling policy. Conference believes that: I. Cycling … Continue reading

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Government funding for cycling announced

Today the Government announced more cash to improve cycling.  Welcome though this extra investment is for cycling, it smacks of being an afterthought and is only for some places in the UK.  Where is the long term vision and overall … Continue reading

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