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Jack Straw lane is a narrow road, just big enough for two cars to squeeze past. It also provides a short cut from the city centre to the J.R. Radcliffe Hospital. Because traffic in Headington is often very congested, this minor road provides a convenient short cut, and is popular with taxis and other drivers. […]
photo Joe Ahearn (link) “When Camden Council conducted research into the reasons for the success of Dutch cycle infrastructure one of the most obvious differences they discovered was that the Dutch cycle on the right rather than the left. To test how significant this is they are conducting a controlled experiment on Tavistock Place to […]
Fascinating video below about how Holland became one of the top countries for cycle use in the world (and also the safest). The interesting thing is that in the post war period the Netherlands experienced many changes other countries did rise in wealth – increased numbers of cars City centres became clogged with traffic New […]
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The Highway code reflects some legal requirements. At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights [Law RVLR regs 13, 18 & 24)] This is a law. The Highway code also offers ‘advisory notices’ on how you should behave. E.g. You should keep both hands on the handlebars except when signalling […]
There is often a perception amongst motorists (and in Youtube video below NY police) that cyclists are legally obliged to stay in the cycle lane. On a few occasions, some motorists have suggested I move off road into some kind of cycle path (usually shared use on pavement) The UK Highway code states: 63 Cycle […]
What happens when a nice wide road narrows? – an accident blackspot. At this point in road, buses tend to leave plenty of space as the road is wider. Oxford high street is quite good, in parts. But, just before these lights, one lane becomes two lanes. It means that wide vehicles like buses […]
On my way to work, I stopped at Magdalen roundabout to take a few photos. I only spent two minutes, but got several photos. I once read somewhere, Magdalen roundabout was an accident blackspot. This is partly because it is the main entry into town from the East. There are five exits, and most people […]
Cycling plays a crucial role in the local transport system. It is environmentally sustainable, cheap and efficient, widely available and promotes health. Cycling facilities include: CYCLE LANES – These are areas of carriageway designated and marked for use by pedal cycles. They can be either advisory or mandatory. Cycle lanes alert drivers to the presence […]
A narrow residential road in Oxford with traffic calming measures, gets narrower further up. Wide enough for three cars (two parked) in theory slows cars down. Can be a tight squeeze at times. A much nicer place to cycle – along the Thames cycle path. An overhead shot Bike by South Parks and St Clements
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