https://2kmfromhome.com/ Very handy!
The iconic Bewley’s is to close again (it’s had a rocky 21st century so far). The current owners point at the high rent among other reasons. In a note to staff, the cafe’s managing director Cól Campbell, a son of Paddy Campbell, outlined the impact of the lockdown on the business and highlighted the added costs […]
@ellenfromnowon has shared an excellent short video that shows clearly the difficulties faced by a wheelchair user when confronted with inconsiderate footpath parking. A Trip Down University Street: Pavement Parkers #inaccessiBelfast ♿ pic.twitter.com/vWWVvhf2rQ — Ellen Murray ♿?? (@ellenfromnowon) November 3, 2016 Next time you park your car, think about the impact on others. A moments’ […]
Design, design, design: Much as cyclists might like to see bad drivers punished for their distracted driving and their bike-harassing crimes, enforcement isn’t the most effective way to make the streets safer. The best way to stop “accidents” is to design better roads. Slower cars means safer roads, and while adding speed cameras and reducing […]
Cycling through Templeogue village recently, I couldn’t help but notice (because I was suddenly *very* close to the passing cars and SUV’s on the morning commute) that the old, poorly maintained, semi-segregated cycle lanes had been removed and replaced with some advisory lanes. Oh joy. Now, not only are advisory lanes not advised (ho ho), they are […]
Good news from Edinburgh: A pilot scheme to ban parking outside primary schools in Edinburgh has led to an increase in the number of pupils walking to school. Evaluation of the School Streets scheme also showed lower vehicle speeds on surrounding roads and a reduction in the number of cars around schools. A report to […]
Good to see South Dublin CoCo filling in some desire lines in this park near the Luas stop on the Cookstown Way, Tallaght. There’s a school of thought that says you should put in the minimal amount of paving and then wait to see where people walk first to save on un-wanted paving.
In the 14 years following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, there were eight crashes on American soil of passenger planes operated by regional, national, or international carriers. The death toll in those crashes totaled 442. That averages out to fewer than three fatalities a month. The death toll on America’s streets and highways during that […]
It all started innocently enough. I was 12 years old, living on a farm, and my dad brought home a girl’s bike. I taught myself to ride it. By age 14, I hit the road. I must have biked up and down every rural road in Essex County, Ontario where I grew up. I loved […]
This: So ‘mass cycling’ simply means that everyone has the option to cycle, for any given trip, in much the same way that walking, driving and public transport are already available. It is about having transport choice; a better range of transport options to pick from. I think this is often lost in debates about cycling, particularly in the […]