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Another day, another 5 needless road deaths

The family of a man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver are calling on the government to broaden the definition in law of ‘death by dangerous driving’ to include a failure to stop, call 999 and render aid on scene until further help arrives.  At time of writing, their petition has almost 6,000 signatures. The driver who killed Ryan…

Post lockdown travel – How flexible will you be?

Lockdown has put the brakes on all but essential travel and there’s no doubt the environment has benefitted. As the streets emptied of traffic in London almost a year ago, levels of nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and particulates fell to their lowest since records began in 2000, according to the London Air Quality Network. However, as what once passed as…

Bike symbol cuts through urban light clutter

The Brainy Bike Light claims to play on the way our brains react to instantly recognisable symbols – the design uses an illuminated bike symbol to stand out from urban light clutter. The light was developed with the help of a specialist in behavioural economics, who found a bike symbol was more quickly recognised by other road users than conventional…

If you must own an SUV, make it a bicycle

If the Brompton is a Morris Minor, the RadMini is surely the Range Rover of folding bicycles. When fitted with  4”-wide, all-terrain tyres to soak up potholes, a folding frame makes multi-modal travel a breeze and heavy duty cargo racks put both Morrisons and Morocco within reach. With the bike fully laden with 50kg of cargo, powerful 180mm front and…

Bad Parking Awards 2021 – entries now open

The explosive rise in online shopping over lockdown has flooded our streets with delivery vans. Nothing wrong with that you might think. After all, home deliveries are convenient for many and replace a large number of car shopping trips with a smaller number undertaken by professional drivers. However, many aren’t entirely professional. In fact, in many cases they’re downright dangerous.…