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LTNs and the fight for our streets

A battle is taking place on British roads. In the red corner, those who want to tackle road danger, air pollution and climate change. In the blue corner, those willing to tolerate the status quo. The current skirmish involves Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), schemes that use bollards or planters to stop rat running and create safe spaces for walking and…

This reflective backpack is Notabag as you know it

Whether the new school term – or return to work following furlough – has been a thrilling, or dreaded, experience in your household, the Notabag makes a perfect accessory however and wherever you’re travelling. As disposable plastic carrier bags edge towards extinction, their place is being taken by a new generation of lightweight reusable bag.  Made from cotton, the Notabag…

Tactical Urbanism goes mainstream

Cities around the world are waking up to the fact that cycling has a role to play in the tackling of the coronavirus pandemic. Research reveals that air pollution exacerbates the symptoms of covid-19, so space is being taken from cars overnight and given over to walking and cycling. As a result, key workers can continue to travel in safety.…