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Who shouts loudest about the roads?

When people are trained on how to help at the scene of a road traffic collision, the guidance is always the same; treat those making the least amount of noise first as they may be in greatest need. The same advice applies just as well to those in need of road improvements. The car lobby shouts loudly. Whether it’s the substantial sums…

Could our cities could become car-free within a generation?

Could our cities could become car free within a generation? The question may seem fanciful, but it is of critical importance to a metropolis like London as it struggles to control air pollution and encourage cycling. Andrew Davis, managing director of the ETA, quotes our belief that the proliferation of cars comes with a wider social price. “Studies have found that people who…

Spin 2017: Win tickets to London’s most stylish cycle show

Spin is an urban-focussed bike show that has endured an itinerant existence over recent years. The event has moved between hipster-friendly venues such as a former brewery in Shoreditch and a disused sorting office near Tottenham Court Road. However, this year the show moves to the altogether more grown-up Olympia between 12th – 14th May. Since the Cycle Show moved from London to…

Half van, half bicycle: The cut and shut vehicle that wants to take down diesel

No wonder the government is so reluctant to publish Britain’s clean air plan ahead of the election – it needs to be radical. An investigation by The Guardian and Greenpeace earlier this this month revealed  hundreds of thousands of children are being educated within 150 metres of a road where levels of nitrogen dioxide from diesel traffic breach legal limits. Almost…

Win 6,000 miles of puncture-free cycling

A truly puncture-free tyre that replicates the handling characteristics of a pneumatic tyre is the Holy Grail of cycling. Cyclists who know their history will be wary of any claims made of any new technology, but the ‘Air Free Concept’ being touted by Bridgestone has, at the very least, have  the credibility of coming from a long-established tyre company. The radical-looking new design uses a…