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Cameras to catch drivers using mobile phones

A new type of roadside camera that catches drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel has been launched by police in the Netherlands. During 18 months of testing, the system used so-called ‘machine learning’ to distinguish between a driver holding a phone and other objects. The cameras have now been installed at two locations in the Netherlands – the…

Government inaction on pavement parking slammed by Transport Committee

We find it profoundly regrettable that the Government has taken so long to take any action to deal with pavement parking. So says a recent report  by the parliament’s Transport Committee – a body appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Transport. Their frustration is understandable. Fours years ago the…

Win a winter jacket for your bicycle

Autumn is nature’s signal to cyclists that it’s time to dig out base layers, hats, gloves and extra lights. But what about protecting your bicycle from the ravages of winter? Keeping a bicycle under cover protects it from wet weather and prying eyes, but with urban areas short on garages and sheds, for many it’s easier said than done. When…

Road danger film premiere

We’ve done it. Thanks to the generosity of over 200 supporters who helped raise £10,000, we’ve made a documentary about road danger. Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy. The 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s…

Lycra shorts for cyclists who don’t like Lycra

Endura describe their Humvee cycling shorts as mountain bike gear, but we think their appeal is broader. The shorts feature an adjustable belted waist and Velcro leg adjustment that allows a custom fit, but best of all, they boast a detachable, padded six-panel Lycra liner. On top of that, the Hummvee features two large map pockets, two front zipped pockets, a side…