Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Crap Cycle Lanes of Croydon

Mike Armstrong of Croydon Green Party has been campaigning away on cycle facilities with his new blog, Crap Cycle Lanes of Croydon.

I have always been a little dubious about engineering solutions to achieve more cycling, when perhaps it would be better to promote cycling through better additional facilities like showers at work and safe parking, and taking cars off the road as the congestion charge has proven. But the Council gets the money for lanes and junctions, so it should spend it properly. I wish Mike's blog had been there to guide us two or three years ago when trying to navigate the complexities of traffic management.

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2 Comments:

Blogger parburypolitica said...

The problem with just putting in showers at work and secure cycle parking is that is doesn't address the fear of potential cyclist of traffic danger.

The solution will be in much more wide cycle lanes including off road ones as well as the stuff you mentioned. It really isn't an either or situation.

Our aim should be to have a brilliant cycle infrastructure in this country as cycling is a brilliant, fun and green way to travel.

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Blogger Mike Armstrong said...

I wish Mike's blog had been there to guide us two or three years ago when trying to navigate the complexities of traffic management.

As a Labour council you failed to pay sufficient attention to my criticism of the way transport money was being wasted. Several of the photos on the new blog were published in the Croydon Advertiser back in 2002 and available on my old web site for the past five years.

It remains to be seen whether or not the Tory council can do any better, but both major parties have so far failed on non-motorised transport policy in Croydon.

1:00 PM  

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