Bicycle Dutch4 May 2022
The city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch has a new cycle street. A very special version of a cycle street, where is not the cars which are guest but buses! The street is closed to private motor traffic. The Van Berckelstraat in the city centre had been closed since August 2020, but this spring the street was redesigned and reconstructed. The closure for private motor traffic is now permanent. Residents and the Cyclists’ union had waited more than 30 years for this to happen.
May 10, 2022
A cabinet sensitive document obtained by the Herald and Nine News warns that road users “do not pay the true costs” of driving and causing congestion around the city and floats broader road-use charging as a potential remedy.
Simon Cox 12 May, 2022
Cycling UK has today announced the launch of ‘Cycling made e-asy’ which, from this year into 2023 will offer free e-bike loans in pilot areas across England.
Making e-bikes freely available for people who would not normally consider, or have access to, cycling as a form of transport is the aim of an initiative, backed by up to £8 million of investment from Department for Transport. This enables Cycling UK to roll-out the innovative e-bike pilot programme, which is being launched in five places across England, starting with Greater Manchester.
Brian Deegan has been appointed director of inspections at Active Travel England (ATE), the Government’s new executive agency responsible for improving the standards of cycling and walking infrastructure.
The organisation was set up in January as part of the Government’s £2bn commitment for cycling and walking during this parliament. ATE will be responsible for awarding funding to projects that improve both health and air quality.
Fri, May 6
The ‘Tyre Extinguishers’, a UK-based climate protest group, said in a statement to 1News that “concerned residents” were behind the deflated tyres in Sandringham.
They said that was “the first action in a new wave of climate protest in New Zealand”.
The group declined an interview for “security reasons”.
Following a number of social media reports, 1News was able to confirm on Friday that two vehicles in the same Auckland street were targetted by Tyre Extinguisher-inspired activists.
Oct 6, 2011
I was talking to a couple I had just met, and the topic turned to the beauty of the neighborhood. “Wow, I didn’t even realise this area was here”, the guy said, “It’s beautiful and old and the trees are giant and all of the families hang out together outside as if it were still 1950!”. “Yeah”, said his wife, “We should really move here!”.
26 April, 2022
Having gone back and forth over the years, the decision as to whether the HS2 rail project will be accompanied by adjacent cycle paths appears to have swung in a positive direction.
Rail Minister Andrew Stephenson is reported to have asked HS2 Ltd about the feasibility of turning up to 320 kilometers of access road to the works into walking and cycling routes that could become an artery feeding towns alongside the route with a coherent active travel route. Should the idea gain full approval the route would become one of the UK’s longest end-to-end cycling arteries.
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DfT wants Britain’s noisiest streets to be testbeds for £300k noise camera technology trials
02 May 2022
A search for Britain’s noisiest streets has been launched by the Department for Transport (DfT), with four areas across England and Wales set to trial technology to help stop rowdy motorists revving their engines unnecessarily or using illegal exhausts. Since the technology is still in its design phase, MPs are being invited to submit applications to trial new innovative noise cameras in their local area, helping to ensure communities can enjoy their public and residential spaces…
Measures in Queen’s speech would have outlawed protests that won votes for women and legalisation of unions, say critics
Environmental campaign groups have hit out at the “draconian” protest crackdown bill announced in the Queen’s speech.
The new law appears to be targetted at groups such as Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain who have used disruptive methods to draw attention to the climate crisis.
Announcing the bill, Priti Patel said: “As the Queen’s speech outlined, the public order bill backs the police to prevent antisocial protests from disrupting people’s lives.” The home secretary hailed the “new criminal offences for ‘locking on’ and interfering with national infrastructure, and serious disruption prevention orders for reoffenders”.
The new criminalisation of “locking on” is aimed at protesters who handcuff or glue themselves to infrastructure, a favourite tactic of green protest groups. Insulate Britain demonstrators made headlines last year after glueing themselves to major roads, and Extinction Rebellion members have previously handcuffed and glued themselves to trains, causing disruption.