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That's how I roll - barriers

A lot of cycling campaigners are passionate about creating inclusive infrastructure that is accessible for all whether that’s disabled people, families with trailers or tagalongs or even cargo bikes. Most people are well aware of the problems that barriers on cycle routes cause, namely that they exclude lots of legitimate users while often being pretty ineffective at keeping out motorbikes. This irony, unfortunately, seems to be lost on a lot of local authorities meaning new barriers are still being installed and it’s an issue campaigners have to spend a lot of mental energy on. This is despite the fact that barriers are effectively outlawed by the Equality Act. However, while barriers are a very visible, well… barrier to disabled people, there...

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Tactical Urbanism - The problem with trials

You’d be forgiven for thinking I’m quite a big fan of tactical urbanism and trials. And I am… at least in theory. However, like all things, we need to be trialling the right things in the right places and the trials need to be done well. Otherwise, they can backfire and leave you in a worse position than if you’d done nothing at all.  So, in this week’s blog we’ll be diving into what trials are, why they can a definitely a good thing, why trials go wrong, and what you need to consider if you’re planning to do one. As the vast majority of trials are done by council’s this post focuses mainly on their role but I hope...

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