The culture behind infrastructure: reflections on nearly a decade of research into cycling culture and policy in the UK

Reflections Issue 21 Reproduced from; published 4th August 2017. Written for the Eco-Cities Initiative Reflections Series. Cycling and culture For the best part of the last decade, I’ve kept returning to one overarching question: why –  despite policy promises – have so many places failed to increase cycling, and what … Continue reading

We’ve slowed down traffic in residential streets – now let’s reduce it

Article published in Local Transport Today, 5th February Physics tells us that faster-moving motor vehicles pose more risk to pedestrians and cyclists. This is backed up by research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine showing that London’s 20mph zones succeed in reducing casualties. And across the country … Continue reading

The Great Big Academic Round-up

A summary of some recent cycling research, written for the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain’s weekly blog round-up, cross-posted from This is a guest academic-themed post which may look a little different from the usual roundup, because I’m linking to academic papers rather than blogs. I’m focusing on peer-reviewed … Continue reading