Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Jim Davis 12th April 2011


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April 2011 Street Talk by Jim Davis founder of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain. Brought to you by Movement for Liveable London -

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  • Cyclists seem to be getting the lion's-share of 'Cyclists Dismount' signs. It's about time that motorists were similarly treated to the delights of 'Motorists Get Out and Push' signs. Just in-order to make things fair, roads need to stop short of useful destinations, for no particular reason and impassable barriers need to be constructed across roads, just because the local authority can.

    Additionally, to give motorists some feeling of excitement like that experienced by cyclists, impromptu military firing ranges must be set-up across roads with live-weapons firing without advance warning and at any time. And yes, the deliberate random targeting of motorised vehicles crossing the range is permitted, just for the hell of it. Should anyone be killed or injured as a result, the lawful excuses acceptable by the Courts will be 'he / they came out of nowhere', or 'I didn't see him / them', irrespectively of how ludicrous or untrue this seems.
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  • Wickford Esssex. Presumably so Bardon Concrete lorry drivers can see these young people easier to spot as they speed on past regardless. (I find it just a little bit cynical)
  • Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Jim Davis 12th April 2011

    1. 1. Jim Davis Cycling Embassy of Great Britain I want what they’re having – how the rest of the world is achieving a real cycling revolution.
    2. 2. “ The UK roads are some of the safest in the World” UK is 2 nd in World behind the Netherlands in deaths per 100,000 population BUT <ul><li>What if you are </li></ul><ul><li>A child </li></ul><ul><li>A pedestrian </li></ul><ul><li>A Cyclist </li></ul><ul><li>Living in a deprived area </li></ul>
    3. 3. Child (0-14) Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 population 2006 (NAO Improving Road Safety for Cyclists and Pedestrians, App 3) <ul><li>Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul>
    4. 23. Grimsby
    5. 24. Bournemouth
    6. 69. Credits Copenhagenize - Amsterdamize - David Hembrow - Warrington Cycle Campaign ‘Facility of the Month’ Crap Cycling & Walking in Waltham Forest - I Bike London - At War with the Motorist -
    7. 70. Contact Email: Twitter: @thecyclingjim Blog: Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club Cycling Embassy of Great Britain Website: Twitter: @GBCycleEmbassy
    8. 71. Thank you!