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Cut price zebra crossings

Zebra crossings are expensive. With installation costs ranging from £30,000 to over six figures, local authorities struggle to find the funds necessary to install safe crossings in the areas that need them most. Part of the reason zebra crossings are so expensive is that British law states they can only be installed on road where Belisha Beacons and zig zag…

Zebra crossing success

There’s nothing quite like working together towards a common goal. Almost exactly one year ago, we helped Sustrans and Living Streets to campaign for a safe road crossing. We brought our inflatable pop-up zebra crossing to Barking to help local residents who were struggling in the face of road danger. It was telling that those who attended the protest ranged in age from 5…

School Streets to protect our children

The areas immediately surrounding schools are an interesting barometer of a country’s attitude toward its young. In Britain today, more than 950 schools are near roads with harmful levels of illegal pollution, which has a disproportionately detrimental effect on young lungs. Countless more are situated on roads that force pupils to run a gauntlet of speeding drivers and pavement parking.…

Promoting active travel…and having fun

The promotion of active travel and the campaign against road danger are issues as serious as they come, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to have fun while delivering serious messages. Here are a just a few examples of our work from the last few years. Pop-up zebra crossing Countless schools struggle to keep their children protected from road…

50 years behind the Netherlands…and counting

On a trip to the Netherlands last week, we didn’t see a single cyclist. Just tens of thousands of people using bicycles to get about. We didn’t see a single item of high visibility clothing and spotted only four riders wearing helmets. Most interesting was the healthy disrespect the Dutch appear to have for their bicycles; left overnight in great…