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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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What is Tactical Urbanism?

So, you may have seen that we have a design called “Tactical Urbanist” where the letters are made up of things like bikes, traffic cones and skipping ropes. In this blog post I’ll try to explain a bit about what tactical urbanism is and why it’s an important tool in the armoury for creating safer streets and doing it fast.

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