Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cyclists To Be Allowed To Turn Left On Red

The Guardian is reporting that Boris Johnston has asked the Department of Transport to allow cyclists to turn left at red traffic-lights, on the grounds that this will allow cyclists to get ahead of vehicle (i.e. lorries) at the junction. Not sure how practical it is, or how much safer it will make the roads, but will be interesting to see what happens. From the quotes in the article it seems CTC have already taken against it.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

He'll Never Get A Bike Helmet Of That Hair


PS - apologies for the lack of updates of late, I've been in Hawaii. And New York. Talking of which, it's interesting to see what the bike couriers look like here (supposedly the home of fixed-gear-courier culture). A few of them are the gnarly, trendy looking types as seen in London, but most of them look like they're on crack. Seriously.