We held our launch event on 7th September at Westminster University. After introductions by Chris Boardman and others, and a short presentation and Q&A about the research, a packed room of stakeholders from a range of organisations discussed ways to […]
Here’s a version of the presentation I gave to Cycle City Active City in Newcastle (using the same slides). It draws on the paper recently published and gives an update on other papers and activities.
Written for the Guardian Bike Blog, and published here. The idea of road safety in this country is highly reactive; making improvements, if we’re lucky, after people die. Taking account of near misses should be part of a more proactive […]
I – and others – have remarked on how in the UK we think cycling’s a good thing (in the abstract) but hate actual cyclists. It occurs to me that the same could be said about children. As a society […]
Reading through some of the qualitative data, I am struck by the extent to which keeping an incident diary makes you see things differently. As one person comments: ‘It’s been really good thinking about it today. Most of what I’ve […]
As we continue analysing the data, there’ll be a series of blog posts thinking it through. These are personal reflections/work-in-progress – responses are welcome. There’s a lot of stuff to look at in relation to behaviour, experiences, infrastructure and road […]
We’re getting on with our data analysis – lots to look at – and gearing up for a special edition of The Bike Show which will be focused around the project, letting people know some interim findings and where we’re […]
Written for the London Cycling Campaign’s blog during Road Safety Week.
The title of this post is inspired by a feminist slogan I read: “Consent is a low bar. Aim for enthusiasm”.
On the streets, not dying is a low bar. But a really important one. I dream of not needing to worry about ending up at A&E in the morning, rather than at work…
A piece written for the West End Extra, which appears here. I’m currently leading a research project (funded by Creative Exchange and Blaze) looking at cycling ‘near misses’. It’s a UK-wide project including a ‘one day diary’ so far filled […]
A guest post by David Brennan. I started cycling to work in Glasgow shortly after my first child was born over nine years ago, having only ever cycled recreationally as a child before that. It didn’t take long for my […]