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France bans many domestic flights to help safeguard environment

The French have banned internal flights where the same journey could be made by train in under two-and-a-half hours – a move that is expected to ground 12 per cent of flights By UK standards, the ruling -which forms part of a wider package of environmental measures unveiled last year – seems wildly ambitious but the French national assembly had…

Cyclists now outnumber motorists on some London streets

Cyclists now outnumber motorists on several A-roads, according to Department for Transport (DfT) data for 2020. Bicycles account for 87 per cent of traffic on sections of Lambeth Road in London, while Royal Mints Street has seen 81 per cent. Other locations across the city recorded peak cycling numbers between 55 and 63 per cent. “London shows that when you…

How can cyclists avoid the close pass?

Not every cyclist has the benefit of a ‘Q’ figure behind the scenes to build them a flamethrower like the one above we developed, so how can you avoid the danger of the close pass? Faced with the daily danger of close passes, Grahame Cooper has developed a novel – and by all accounts extremely effective – way of protecting…

Highway Code changes aim to reduce road danger for vulnerable road users

The Highway Code will later this month for the first time introduce a hierarchy of responsibility to British roads. The change requires those who could cause the greatest harm to bear the greatest responsibility of reducing danger on the road. This long-overdue does of commonsense means there will exist a legal hierarchy of road users. The concept places vulnerable road…

Over-reliance on cars will “replace one health crisis with another”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan this week warned that over-reliance on cars for short journeys ‘will replace one public health crisis with another – caused by filthy air and gridlocked roads’. His prediction followed news that over one third of car journeys in London could be walked in 25 minutes and that congestion associated with those trips costs the city…