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Motorists’ Champion to look out for cyclists and walkers?

I’ve moved my bicycle campaigning articles to a dedicated website. To find this article, please go here: Pedaller.org.uk (Motorists’ Champion to look out for cyclists and walkers?)

I am cross.

I’ve moved my bicycle campaigning articles to a dedicated website. To find this article, please go here: Pedaller.org.uk (I am cross.)

Royal Mail refuses to deliver bicycle statistics

Royal Mail has just replied to me regarding crash statistics for its vehicles.

A bit of background: I asked my MP to follow-up with Royal Mail after he obtained crash statistics from their CEO in February 2012. The statistics were used in part to justify Royal Mail’s reduction in the use of bicycles (see article on that HERE).

Last year, CEO Moya Greene stated in a couple letters from January and February 2012 that:

“We have seen an increase in accidents (sic) linked to the use of cycles on busy road networks and in a number of cases these accidents (sic) result in major injury to our staff.”

She said in business year 2010/2011 that there had been:

  • 576 bike related incidents which accounted for…
  • 2,748 lost working days.
Royal Mail bicycle FOI 2013-05 icon

Click to read the full FOI reply by Royal Mail to the questions.

(for why I put ‘sic’ after ‘accidents’ see THIS)

UPDATE 20 December 2013: Spotted in The Guardian – “Royal Mail to phase out post bikes completely in 2014

LOTS AND LOTS OF LETTERS

I asked Royal Mail, through my MP, in mid-April to provide:  » Continue reading Royal Mail refuses to deliver bicycle statistics »

Compulsion for Cycle Planning

Three witnesses including the edtior of The Times newspaper, and the anchor of Channel 4 News give input to the Commons Transport Select Committee on bicycling.

Today, there was some wonderful testimony given at the Commons Transport Select Committee about improving the safety of our environment for people in cars, on bicycles […]

What next to inspire?

The challenge of building a long-lasting space ship consumed the Western World for decades – and inspired countless youth to put in tremendous effort to be an engineer or scientist.

I have fuzzy memories of the first shuttle launch over 30 years ago; and oh! how I wish the Western World would get a focus back on something marvellously challenging again, to boost our economies and inspire our youth once again. » Continue reading What next to inspire? »