Cyclecraft – The complete guide to safe and enjoyable cycling for adults and children

Cycling is an wonderful activity. It is the most efficient means of travelling known to man, a pleasurable pastime that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, one of the best ways to maximise health and well-being, an elixir of life, and a completely sustainable mode of transport. Almost everyone is able to cycle, and for a child, […]

Tips to Cities about Cycling

RELEVANT: How important having a proper and well defined bicycle lane network is, and some proposals. Key Quotes: “1. Recreational paths are fine and have a valuable purpose, but should not be confused with the importance of having a network of routes usable for day to day activities,” “2. The network of routes or links […]

Cycling – The good oil

RELEVANT: Examples of how to improve the roads towards the cyclist and its safety: Priority for cyclist over cars Double bike lanes Lights coming green before cars lights, for a better flow of the traffic Safe cycling infrastructure Make the cycling the fastest mean of transport, by adapting the infrastructure Distribution of the road space […]

National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety

Summary: Back around the turn of the century a group gathered to design a campaign to address all of the elements that discourage bicycling in the US. This plan was the result. Although some organizations are following through with their own actions, very little is happening on the national level.   http://www.bhsi.org/national.htm

Cycling Safety Tips: Heavy Vehicles & Cyclists

RELEVANT: Sharing the road with larger vehicles in particular requires awareness, skills and strategies. Cycling safety Tips: Heavy vehicles & cyclist Wondering what the big vehicles will do next, and act accordingly, never be sure that somebody has seen you Ride predictably, positioning on heavy vehicles left, in order for the driver to see you. If you […]

Develop Road Safety Culture

How to develop road safety culture: Transportation is one of the basic things that people use and need in their everyday lives. We use different modes of transportation like airplanes, trains, boats, cars, and motorcycles. But the most abundant and commonly used of these are the cars, buses, and motorcycles.   This is the reason […]

Fear of Cycling – Essay in 5 parts by Sociologist Dave Horton

Something new here on Copenhagenize.com. We’ve enlisted the help of sociologist Dave Horton, from Lancaster University, as a guest writer. Dave has written a brilliant assessment of Fear of Cycling in an essay and we’re well pleased that he fancies the idea of a collaboration. We’ll be presenting Dave’s essay in five parts. Dave Horton […]

Code of Conduct by TFL

Follow these simple do’s and don’ts to help you enjoy your ride and enjoy London.   http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/14810.aspx http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/15875.aspx

Cycle training by TFL

Free and subsidised cycle training is available for adults and children within most London boroughs.   http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/11689.aspx

Cycle Safety Action Plan

Cycle casualties have fluctuated over the past two decades, but the general trend is downwards. The substantial increase in the number of cycling trips has been accompanied by a comparatively small increase in casualties. As such, the relative risk of cycling per trip is actually falling and cycling is getting safer. This Action Plan aims to drive this positive trend forward. The objectives of the plan are to: […]