And whilst we're on the subject of parking...
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
How about these as alternatives to misplaced and poorly signed bike parking in Richmond town centre...
Japanese bike park tower on youtube - A possible solution for Richmond Station, if only.
San Francisco bike valet - a bike valet service, marvellous.
Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 14:20
Cycle Parking in Richmond
Monday, 26 May 2008
Late May bank holiday weekend and whilst wandering around Richmond town centre on a break from the Twickenham regatta (look out for Richmond regatta at the end of June) I'm struck by how little bike parking there is. Until I came across this...
It was mid afternoon on a Sunday, the rain had disappeared and it was at least 20 degrees. Why are these racks empty? Because they are poorly placed and hidden, with no signs telling cyclists they are here. What about parking outside Richmond Station?
And then, in Buccleuch Gardens by the river, I saw this...
Who needs Richmond Council to provide parking?
It's things like this that makes bikes such brilliant things.
Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 16:38
...that may or may not interest you...
Ex-Framebuilder Dave Moulton has an interesting blog here
The statistics post here gives some useful info to those who have to fend off the 'cycling is dangerous' opinion. Do not confuse Dave Moulton with Alex Moulton.
A blog about bikes in Copenhagen. Updated regularly with great pictures, the blog tells of an inherent bike culture, full of joy and fashion.
Not for those afraid of heights, this blog entry tells of the most dangerous roads in the world and how best to cycle them. It's a long page, so dial up users beware.
Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 16:03
You may have seen Clive Sinclair's A bike, here is another similar type of bike spotted whilst out and about...
It's a Strida and looks more comfortable than the A bike. It has a kevlar drivetrain (so no lubrication needed) and disc brakes. More details of the bike here.
Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 15:39
Posted byRichmond Cycling Campaign at 15:36