Category Archives: Other Places

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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How to make a road cycle-friendly

This photo comes from the Netherlands (of course). It’s at the entrance to a village on a road that leads to a town within cycling distance. Loads of schoolchildren use it to get to school. Motorists also use it, but … Continue reading

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“Do you subscribe to ‘Toothbrush Times’?”

A great quote from “Bike Boom” by Carlton Reid (published 2017 by Island Press): In the Netherlands cycling is so normal as to be almost unworthy of study. “Cycling is just something you do,” a Dutch traffic engineer told a … Continue reading

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Street cleaning by tricycle

In Lille the street cleaners travel around by tricycle.

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Cycle parking that makes its point

Spotted in Leeds city centre today:

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A railway bridge

It’s really not fair to compare Dutch cycle infrastructure to British (shooting fish in a barrel springs to mind), but look at this for a railway bridge . . .

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For slim cyclists only

A very narrow and short stretch of cycle lane spotted in Euston Road, London, this morning: Breathe in!

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