Last year, we reported on plans by the Welsh Government to legally oblige Welsh local authorities to provide cycling and walking routes in the legislative cycle of this Welsh Assembly. The Labour-controlled Welsh Government has been true to its word and has now released more detailed plans in a White Paper.
Taking a leaf out of what the Netherlands does in terms of cycle infrastructure or anything is never a bad thing, so it is great to see damaged land being reclaimed here in the UK and being put to good use to generate cycling take-up. In Lincolnshire, a three year project has just been launched to regenerate Lincolnshire’s coastal grazing marshes.
The city of Moscow is not known for being bike friendly. In September, the city opened its first cycle lane but not to too much acclaim.
The Olympics are not too far away with just under nine months to go before events kick off at the Olympic Stadium on July 27. A great deal has been made by the organsiers that these games will be a walk and bike friendly Olympics in terms of spectators getting to the games.
Cyclists in Norwich could follow colour coordinated routes as a way of getting in and out of the city.
If you’ve never ridden a bike to work on a regular basis commuting by bike can bring up many challenges. Having worked from home for a number of years, I travelled into Going Going Bike office’s in London by bike for the whole of the last week, experiencing the many trials and tribulations of the early morning and evening cycle commute for the first time.
In a cycling version of the Entente Cordiale, a number of county councils in South West England and Northern France have come together to promote cycle tourism on destinations on both sides of the channel.
The devolved Welsh Government revealed its legislative agenda over the next five years yesterday and contained within it were plans to introduce a Cycling Bill that makes it a legal duty for Welsh local authorities to provide cycle routes.
Sunday was World Environment Day and cyclists in Germany and further afield helped participate in the world’s largest cycle ride in Berlin to promote the day.