David Hembrow is an Englishman who lives in the Netherlands and writes a blog called A view from the cyclepath. He also has a You Tube channel about cycling infrastructure. … Continue reading Pavement cycling
Earlier this year I applied for and received funding for the Aberdeen Cycle Forum to commission two visualisations of streets in Aberdeen with a bike path. One of them has … Continue reading A vision for King Street, Aberdeen
It was Aberdeen’s annual Pedal on Parliament today and we changed tactics slightly by cycling laps around the city centre. In previous years we’ve had a ride starting from somewhere … Continue reading Pedal on Parliament 2019
Tomorrow Aberdeen will be having a mass bike ride in protest of the lack of cycling infrastructure in the city. This is part of a nation-wide group of protests under … Continue reading Police Scotland say roads unsuitable for slow-moving individuals
This appeared in my Twitter feed yesterday: Great to see new @WG_Economy funded #activetravel schemes in #aberystwyth @CeredigionCC pic.twitter.com/faLRnRIcbW — Sustrans Cymru (@SustransCymru) June 20, 2018 It generated a lot … Continue reading Sustrans Cymru criticised for active travel scheme
I made a few signs about the event coming up in Aberdeen on Saturday, 3rd February, asking for a bike path for Union St. I put one of the signs … Continue reading Make Union Street Great Again!
This is a cyclist: This is me: A cyclist has special clothing for cycling, a helmet, an expensive bike, clip-on shoes, and they travel fast. I, on the other hand, … Continue reading I am not a cyclist
I was nearly doored this morning by a motorist opening her car door on us as I cycled passed. Fortunately I always take a wide berth around parked cars – for … Continue reading Never put cyclists between parked cars and traffic
I feel like I’m always complaining to the Aberdeen City Council. It’s just that they keep making silly decisions and not doing what I suggest. This week they announced their … Continue reading Moan, moan, moan – that’s all I seem to do
The Hövding invisible bicycle helmet has received a favourable review from a Stanford University team. We found that the airbag has the potential to reduce the acceleration of impact by a factor … Continue reading Super review for airbag helmets
This YouTube video comparing cycling in Holland with cycling in Britain is truly wonderful and well worth watching. What is particularly interesting is that it wasn’t always this way in Holland. They used to … Continue reading Dressed for the destination, not the journey
Cycling on the footpath sucks. It really does. I’ve just returned from cycling Elizabeth to kindergarten and I’ve started cycling on the road for parts of the trip now. In … Continue reading Cycling in Auckland part 2
We will be leaving the UK at the end of this month and so I have started to think about what my life will be like back in Auckland. The … Continue reading An open letter to Gerry Brownlee
Earlier this month The New York Times published an opinion piece about cycling, “Is it O.K. to Kill Cyclists?“. It prompted a huge number of articles and blog posts which, … Continue reading When is it ok to kill cyclists?
A friend of mine shared this video with me which I found really interesting. It discusses the reasons why the Dutch have such brilliant cycling infrastructure today and you get … Continue reading How the Dutch got their cycle paths