Author Archives: vioforla

Leeds welcomes careful drivers

Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity claimed this week: “We want to make Yorkshire the European capital of cycling. This isn’t just a one-off, there are other international races we want to see happening in Yorkshire and we want … Continue reading

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Shipshape and Bristol fashion

Leeds council’s current idea is making Leeds “The Best City”. Officers are starting to consider once-taboo subjects like -whisper it- a proper segregated Dutch-style cycle lane on one city centre road. A senior Council colleague asked “what would the best … Continue reading

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Once more around the Loop, dear friends

Michael Macintyre made fun of Leeds’ Loop Road in a recent stand up sketch –and with good reason (though one might ask why, if he could see the theatre from his hotel, he felt the urge to drive to it … Continue reading

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My kingdom for a Sheffield stand!

Think of all the places where there are car parks in the city centre: at (or near) how many of them do you also see cycle parking? Cyclists don’t particularly want to walk further than car drivers when they’ve parked … Continue reading

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Fat is a transport issue

Public Health is back on the agenda for the first time in forty years. Developed to fight the impact of deprived living and working conditions on health, it has a new focus caused by the opposite. We’re a society dying … Continue reading

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