“In practical terms for the national average figure around 2%, we should see the important places and developments as having a potential somewhere in the region of 30%-40%, which would put cycling on a par with any of the other modes. Both experience and statistical analysis suggests that this is achievable, the cost of doing so being in the order of £10-£20 per head of the population per year, sustained for some decades, a figure which would simply accord with cycling having the same share of resources as it currently does of travel. The evidence is that the economic benefits in terms of health and traffic-congestion alone are substantially greater than the cost, and more indirect judgements indicate that the resulting improvement in quality of life and the attractiveness or residential areas and town centres
adds to these benefits.” [DOWNLOAD LINK]
“Today’s front pages illustrate perfectly what Britain really thought of Margaret Thatcher. There was no middle ground. It was either love or hate. I spent all of her Downing Street tenure working as a journalist in the North-East. I reported on what happened to the mining communities in the 80s, watched the way the working class values I had been brought up with were brushed aside and saw the region largely ignored by government. It is fair to say in that corner of England she was more loathed than loved.”
Here is the video made by @chris_boardman that will be shown to the panel of Parliamentarians at http://t.co/3pj5rj3n at the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ Inquiry at http://t.co/x9JqE6R9 @allpartycycling
Wednesday’s session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group‘s ‘Get Britain Cycling’ inquiry is about “active lifestyles”. British Cycling’s Chris Boardman – so eloquent at putting the case for cycling in TV interviews – will be the last witness called.
“Our research consistently indicates that concerns over safety are a key deterrent to people trying cycling, particularly amongst women,” said Boardman.
“British Cycling has learnt, both in cycle sport and everyday cycling, that with sustained investment, strong leadership, and focus on key outcomes, big changes and achievements are possible. We believe that in order to make a step change in levels of everyday cycling the Department for Transport must make the policy decision that cycling must be considered before any new roads and junctions are built or transport schemes or policies that affect roads are implemented. It is the failure to do this over the last several decades that has created infrastructure and policies which are hostile to cycling.”
It came from abattoirs in Romania through a dealer in Cyprus working through another dealer in Holland to a meat plant in the south of France which sold it to a French-owned factory in Luxembourg which made it into frozen meals sold in supermarkets in 16 countries.
Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.”
1 February 2013 | | category: film | comments are closed
In retrospect picking a 2,800’ grade 2 scramble with no escape once committed and little possibility of descent, in January, after no training and both lacking fitness was a bit foolhardy. The 62 mince pies consumed during the festive season took a fair bit of dragging up Bryant’s Gulley. Fantastic weekend.
I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. [laughs] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears in rain. Time to die.
31 December 2012 | | category: stuff | comments are closed