Brum’s 1934 plan for middle-of-the-road cycleway finally built in 2019

Once drivers get used to this junction will they accelerate through the give way markings looking out for only motor vehicles? In 1934, Birmingham planned to build a cycle track within the 22-ft-wide central reservation on the A34 Walsall Road. (This flew in the face of design guidance issued by the Ministry of Transport which, instead, recommended 6 or 9-ft …

Bike Boom is now available

Bike Boom was published in June 2017 by Island Press of Washington, DC. The 800+ footnotes for the book are free to read online. Go here: Buy the print book from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes&Noble, or indie book sellers. Digital versions of the book are available on Amazon and Apple’s Book Store. The iPad version of the book (with additional illustrations and videos …

Netherlands vs Britain

Zoom in and out of OpenCycleMap: the difference between the Netherlands and the UK is stark, as is the difference between Belgium and France, countries which share the same topography at the border, and in parts the same language, but where the provision of cycleways is so different. There are also stark differences between the two “halves” of Belgium, the …