Image taken from "Inhabiting Infrastructure"
This guest blog post was written by Alan Latham and Peter Wood, researchers from the Departments of Geography at University College London and The Open University. Could their publication 'Inhabiting Infrastructure' influence campaigners’ attempts to explain the need for Space for Cycling?

Boris is accused of mis-representing how cyclists die. Photo: Yurri (CC licence)
CTC's Campaigns Director Roger Geffen argues that Boris's "finger-pointing" is pointed in the wrong direction, and calls for real solutions to the dangers faced by pedestrians as well as cyclists.

A 'ghost bike' at the Bow Roundabout: photo by Diamond Geezer (Creative Commons)
CTC demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after a fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.

TfL's new Road Safety Action Plan has been published
A new road safety plan for the next 7 years has been launched for London. CTC was critical of earlier drafts for failing to include the means to measure the risks of cycling, rather than simply the number of people seriously injured or killed.

Games lanes showed how space could be painlessly reallocated from motor traffic
The London Assembly Transport Committee is calling on the Mayor to provide much better facilities for cycling, hugely increase the budget, and set a higher target for cycle use.

Proposals for Lambeth Bridge lack ambition
Transport for London has just released proposed new junction designs to improve conditions for cyclists. These schemes involve very minor changes to the road layouts, which in themselves may make conditions slightly easier but they show little sign of innovative or bold thinking.

Tarpaulin to the rescue at a wet al fresco maintenance session
People Empowering People Bike Club - 10 Oct 2012 - Blog
It was a cold evening session at Leyton Square in Southwark, for People Empowering People Bike Club, but no one seemed to mind. The maintenance session was inundated with keen young people who wanted to fix their bikes or earn a bike for themselves by working on one donated by the local police.

Trax Containers with a good supply of pool bikes
Breezing along with Trax - 5 Oct 2012 - Blog
Trax is a Bike Club operating in a very disadvantaged area of London, near Boadwater Farm. Trax offer a wide range of cycling activities for everyone to enjoy. CTC's Frances Chaloner went to a Trax Breeze Ride for women on a bright autumnal morning.

Marlene Julien: Trax Dr Bike and Bike Club Leader
Marlene Julien: Dr Bike - 5 Oct 2012 - Case Study
Marlene Julien is a Dr Bike in more ways than one: she is a hospital doctor and is also a keen cyclist who volunteers as a Trax Bike Club leader in her spare time - encouraging women to cycle and learn how to fix their bikes.

Charlie Coates (centre) leading a group on the marshes
Charlie Coates is working really hard as a Bike Club Leader at Lee Valley Cycle Ability Bike Club for disabled riders, their families, friends and carers. They have a great selection of adapted bikes at Stonebridge Lock that members can borrow for a lovely relaxing ride along the leafy park paths

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