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Climate Change Lobby – An open letter to my MP

This week there was a mass lobby of parliament about the important global issue of climate change. I couldn’t make it, but I’m writing to my MP instead.

Bruce Street Bridges: Never again

I’m not cycling Bruce Street again. My life is too precious. I’ll stop and use the half-baked pedestrian/shared infrastructure. Cycling feels dangerous.

Roundabouts and Crop Circles

Crop circles were big in Wiltshire when I was a lad. Really big. And one of Wiltshire’s biggest towns, my home town of Swindon, is really big on roundabouts. Co-incidence? Well…I’ve always said that there was a link. Crop circles… Continue reading →

Swindon Cycle Paths: A Missed Opportunity

A little while ago there was some discussion on Twitter about cycling in Swindon. It started from a question asked by whoever was running the PeopleOfSwindon account that week, and we got onto the topic of Swindon’s cycle paths. The… Continue reading →

Not a great photo but it documents Sunday. A few years ago I went to watch loads of friends run the Swindon Half Marathon. The next year I heard that they had cycle marshals that patrol the route between static… Continue reading →

Ooh, just time for today’s photo. Actually yesterday’s. Again, processed with Noir. I think it has some good light, strong contrasts, interesting composition. The high dynamic range made it slightly challenging, but I think it came out well. Here’s the… Continue reading →

There’s no point doing personal travel planning for 11,000 people if the infrastructure you’d like them to use is unsafe, unusable or impassable for 3 or 4 months of the year.

No one – not a single person – mentioned that many of the problems raised at the West Swindon Forum are caused by too many cars, and that the best solution is to encourage people out of their cars and reduce the problem at source.

Local politics isn’t massively exciting, but it is important. Get involved if you can!

I’m being kept awake and was catching up on Facebook when I read this ridiculous article: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9201293.___Cycle_on_the_roads_or_else/ The Facebook post asked for comments. I wrote this in response: SO many things wrong with the comments from the police. First of… Continue reading →

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