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The vulnerable road user is now considered a non-person. Literally roadkill.

Earlier this week a young woman in Tulse Hill was killed on her way to work. While using a pedestrian crossing on her way to work, she was struck and killed by a lorry. The driver failed to stop. The young woman was struck by at least another lorry and two cars – none of which stopped – before somebody…

Your Christmas tree has nothing on these bicycle spoke lights

We bought these coloured LED bicycle spoke lights via an advertisement on Twitter and very much on a seasonally-inspired whim (so we can’t vouch for their quality), but if what they promise is true, your bicycle will look every inch the mobile Christmas tree. According to the packaging, installation is as easy as clipping them to your spokes…and switching them…

Have your say on human powered vehicles

The idea of travelling in an extremely small and lightweight vehicle that will not move without physical effort from its driver will seem outlandish to motorists who do little more than turn a key, but we are great fans of human powered vehicles (HPVs). These environmentally benign vehicles could have a transformative effect on the way we get about town…

Have your say on scrappage

Scrappage schemes may be popular with car makers and many motorists, but they are usually as financially questionable as they are environmentally spurious. Sustaining the capacity to produce cars that consumers are unwilling to pay for in full distorts competition and inevitably creates the need for further and prolonged state intervention. After all, these sales have not been conjured from the…

Pedal-powered pomp for Harry and Meghan

If you can overlook the over-sized housing, not to mention substantial air miles, the British royal family has made a number of smaller scale efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Their fleet of vehicles ranges from a biofuel-powered train to a car that runs on wine and cheese – sort of. Charles’s DB5 Aston Martin runs from bio-ethanol distilled from…