Category Archives: Other Places

Notes from the Netherlands

This is what priority for cyclists crossing side roads looks like: and this is when cycle paths cross main roads and cyclists have to give way: It’s so egalitarian: cars, lorries, bicycles – they all have their allotted space, and … Continue reading

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Advanced traffic lights for cyclists in London

From Patricia on her travels: Spotted in London today near Smithfield market: advanced traffic lights for cyclists. They’re easy to miss: I realise I’ve cycled past them before without ever noticing them. They could do with being more prominent so … Continue reading

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Young couples “trapped in car dependency”

It’s a slightly odd title for a Dynamo piece, but it refers to a report on the BBC website by Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst.  He refers to a recent report by Transport for New Homes, which looked at more than 20 large new residential … Continue reading

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Come to the Dynamo AGM on Tuesday 30 October at 7.30 p.m. at the Gregson

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German train envy

Spotted today in Frankfurt: the bicycle carriage on a regional train.  The kind of train that might carry you from – oooh, I don’t know – say, Lancaster to Leeds.

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Dutch roundabouts

Cyclists can just sail over Dutch roundabouts: they have right of way over cars (but must give way to other cyclists).  This is great for cyclists and it means that drivers must be aware of cyclists’ movements.  Cyclists need to … Continue reading

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Important changes to bikes on Transpennine Express trains

Bad news for those of us who take our bikes on trains.  On 20 May Transpennine Express introduced a new policy of obliging passengers to make a reservation for their bikes at least 24 hours in advance. More details on … Continue reading

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