About the author
Geek and nerd Joe D has in the past studied genetics, molecular and cell biology, worked in cancer research, and made contemptuous amounts of money from incompetently composed photographs. The views expressed on this weblog are not his own; rather, he stole them from you through mind invasion.
e: joe at dunckley dot me dot uk
My other blog is a…
Photoblog! Check out cotch dot net for photos and stuff about photos.
Science blog! A blog about cancer cell and molecular biology, coming soon...
Cycling and transport policy blog! At War With The Motorist looks at how car-centric planning has ruined Britain's streets and given us bad public transport and cycling infrastructure.
Skepticism blog! I contribute to the group blog Lay Science on the nature of science, skepticism, and bad arguments.
Science publishing blog! It's called Journalology and it's a group blog about publishers, journals, papers and data.
Fiction blog! Where I make stuff up, coming soon...
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Tag Archives: infrastructure
While touring the hills of England and Scotland a month ago, I briefly stopped off again in Glasgow. I think they must have read my blog and been shamed into action. Look how the city has changed in just six … Continue reading
Sorry, I failed to post much because I’ve been on the road. And sometimes the Sustrans paths. This is a forestry track, NCN 68, Kielder Forest, Northumberland. I hesitate to criticise Sustrans because I know that they are good people, … Continue reading
Like my googlereader and my drafts folder, my podcast app has a frighteningly large backlog. This evening while on random play it stumbled on an episode of Little Atoms from 2008, with Ben Goldacre, in which he talks about the … Continue reading
In reviewing the Radio 4 documentary Bristol: Cycling City (I didn’t hear it and was too slow on the iPlayer), the Guardian‘s radio critic Elisabeth Mahoney once again revealed the bizarrely muddled thinking of a nation so thoroughly addicted to … Continue reading
Boris Johnson thinks that he can solve all of the barriers to cycling just by splashing some paint on one or two roads. As anybody who does not cycle could tell him, what is needed if we are to achieve … Continue reading
Boris Johnson is “doing an awful lot to try to encourage cycling“. He’s doing Skyrides. Did he mention that he’s doing Skyrides? He is, you know. He’s doing Skyrides. Continue reading at At War With The Motorist…
On Sunday I took a look at Glasgow, a town I have previously only passed through without stopping. Here’s my commentary: a mix of cameraphone and proper camera photos; some of the commentary comes from the live tweets that accompanied … Continue reading
In the 1960s, people were convinced that there was a huge and growing problem with transport. The then Ministry of Transport commissioned engineers and economists to look at those problems and suggest solutions. The Beeching Report recommended closing all except … Continue reading
Way back at the start of October we mentioned that the London Authority’s transport committee were seeking your views on the hire bikes and the two trial cycle superhighways. The results are in, and we must have had a massive … Continue reading
So I mentioned that Carlton Reid and I both like the idea of mass bicycle use, and that we agree that high volumes of fast moving motor vehicles are a barrier to it. But while I have drawn the conclusion … Continue reading
The bicycle blogosphere has been buzzing about bike paths lately. It’s an old argument in the UK, where nine out of ten bike paths are so badly designed that bicycle users conclude that they would always be better off on … Continue reading
I rode a bike before that. It was just a convenient way to make the short journeys I needed to make. Initially to the university in Bristol, where helmets didn’t really seem to be the style. Then around the sidestreets … Continue reading
In last week’s the week before the week before last’s post, if you build it they will come, I described why we should expect that building proper cycle superhighways — fast, capacious, direct and sensible routes that are segregated from … Continue reading
On the London Cyclist thread “is there anything super about the Cycle Superhighways?,” we hear Chinese whispers on the reason why TfL decided against making real superhighways and instead came up with the overpriced and failed PR exercise that are … Continue reading