Bawsey Bumps and the CWAP Map

Two years ago, Norfolk County Council consulted on its Cycling and Walking Action Plan. Among the plan's pages, there was this encouraging map: At long last, King's Lynn would get a decent cycle route to the east, offering a more direct official route to Norwich - although still indirect because NCC don't recognise/improve any obvious ...

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Operation Close Pass comes to East Anglia

Norfolk and Suffolk police have launched their Operation Close Pass, using unmarked police cyclists to identify drivers who don't give 1.5m (a bit over half a car's width) of space when overtaking. Any motorists identified are then stopped by uniformed traffic police and offered a choice between a ticket and an education session nearby if ...

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Call for Police Help to Reduce Road Casualties

What has happened? The number of cyclists being killed or seriously injured on Norfolk’s roads has risen, prompting the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner to call for a campaign to get more children to wear cycle helmets (EDP). What's wrong with that? Any increase in cycling casualties is bad, but Commissioner Green's campaign won't reduce ...

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Space4cycling 2017 Workshop Report

I've just left the workshop starting work on the campaign to get more pro-cycling councillors elected in next year's elections. I had to choose one workshop from policy, communications and technology, so trusting that the CycleNation team will do technology well and having checked there were other rural voices in the policy one, I went ...

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Kicking off #space4cycling 2017!

It seems like just two weeks ago that the 2016 elections took place and yet, work starts in Leicester this weekend on the national space4cycling campaign for the 2017 county council elections. space4cycling is one of BUG's current campaigns, calling for useful routes to be opened to cycling or made easier, whether by reducing motorist ...

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Tips on Cycling in Snow and Ice

The fens have just started getting snow and sadly, our councils are not as cool as Copenhagen's snow-clearing yet: Riding through fresh snow is surprisingly grippy but it often doesn't last long before some of it gets compacted into ice by other road users. It can also hide debris - one of my best bike ...

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