Category Archives: Other Places

Manchester

A visit today to Manchester turned into an impromptu fact-finding mission for Dynamo, given the high hopes for the new Bee network for cycling and walking. The cycle lanes on Oxford Road, combined with restrictions on cars, look good – although, … Continue reading

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Natty cycles the Way of the Roses

Last October Natty, aged 6, cycled the Way of the Roses.  Here he tells the tale in his own words. Once we went on a bicycle ride called the Way of the Roses.  It takes 4 days.  At the end … Continue reading

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Inners and spinners

Somewhat surprisingly, Germany still has cigarette-vending machines in the street. More usefully from a cyclist’s POV are the inner tube vending machines which you can sometimes find. What you can also find in cities are electric scooters for hire, run … Continue reading

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Spotted in Brixton

Well, I suppose this is one way to run a cycle business from home. There’s also secure on-street cycle parking for residents: (Of course, the top photo may just be an alternative form of cycle parking, designed to confuse would-be … Continue reading

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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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