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More cyclists die in London

A BBC website (link) dated 22. June 2015 says that “A cyclist has died in a crash with a tipper truck, making her the eighth cyclist to die on London’s roads this year“. At the end of June a candlelit … Continue reading

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Slow blog at the moment

This will be a slow blog for a couple of weeks, largely because of on-going holiday arrangements etc.

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Chile highway manual 2015

Chile has just published another update to its highway manual. The new edition is (was) valid from the 30th June. Interesting to see that Chile has here a user-friendly service which advises registered users when there are changes to these … Continue reading

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Belize – no road standards?

Belize is a small country in Latin America, with a 2014 population estimated at around a population of 341,000. Wikipedia says that “it is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole and Spanish … Continue reading

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Streets – link or place

A good place to start working into this interesting discussion is this article on the Placemakers website (here). The article has an implied criticism of engineers, where it says that: Generally speaking, traffic engineers only see Links, so when they … Continue reading

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Gigaliners / extra-long trucks

This week’s issue of Germany’s “Der Spiegel” reports that the Ministry of Transport will allow the use of extra-long HGVs on the country’s roads. The maximum length of these vehicles is 25.25m. The article reports a study which says that … Continue reading

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Books on designing for cyclists

If designing infrastructure for cyclists is a topic which interests you, then the following three books might be worth looking through:

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New road classification / 2 – English is not enough

In an earlier post I suggested that there is a confusion of languages in the world (one estimate puts the number at around 6,700). I also said that, in trying to make sense of terms on road classification: “Since English … Continue reading

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China to Spain road link

…. or rather, something a little bit longer. Following the last post on a China to Spain railway link, the UK’s Daily Mail today reports here on plans for a road linking Britain to the USA, crossing western Europe, Russia … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett’s traffic problems

The popular author Terry Pratchett, who died recently, wrote several books about a world of fantasy and magic. You might think that people living in a world like this would be free from many of the problems which we find … Continue reading

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