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November 2012 Street Talks by Mark Ames, editor of ibikelondon. Brought to you by Movement for Liveable London -

November 2012 Street Talks by Mark Ames, editor of ibikelondon. Brought to you by Movement for Liveable London -
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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Mark Ames 6th November 2012 Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Mark Ames 6th November 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • ibikeyoubike webike cycling towards an equal mark city ames ibikelondon
  • ibikeyoubike webike cycling towards an equal mark city ames ibikelondon
  • www.ibikelondon.blogspot.comSince 2009The Guardian; “...aims and succeeds in sparking discussion about cycling in the capital.”
  • Statistical Safety Subjective Safety“Cycling is statistically How do the conditionssafer than walking!” on the roads make you feel when riding a bike?“You’re more likely to die Do the streets invitein a car than you are on a cycling, or must thebike!” cyclist endure the streets?
  • Modal share, UK 2009 (National Travel Survey)7060504030 % of 10020100 Bicyle Rail Bus / Others Walking Car Coach 2% 3% 7% 3% 23% 63%
  • “The bicycle is themost powerful andeffective tool we havein the rebuilding ofour liveable cities” Jan Gehl
  • Cycles
  • Cycles Doesn’t cycle
  • The old way of thinking aboutcyclist’s safety:“Increasing cadence and sprintspeed are two of the mostpositive steps a cyclist can taketo enhance safety.A good cadence to aim for isabout 80, while a sprint speed of32 km/h (20 mph) will enableyou to tackle most trafficsituations with ease.” John Franklin, “Cyclecraft”
  • Invite or Endure?
  • HOPE NOTCOPE
  • “The main problem we are facing…..is we are building a lot ofbuildings, but not building cities.This leads to lots ofissues, congestion being thebiggest.” Executive Director of UN Habitat and former Mayor of Barcelona,
  • “Get involved in thechoices made aboutyour city, otherwisesomeone else will makethose choices for you.” Gary Hustwit, director “Urbanized”
  • Word of mouthis now GLOBAL
  • Good ideasspread fast!People demandbest practice
  • • No more “built in” inequalityIn Summary… • Safe and inviting streets to encourage walking and cycling • Hoping, not coping is the way to get people involved • More people need to be involved to effect greater change • A strategic alliance to defeat a common enemy • Create a lobby for liveable London
  • ibikelondon.blogspot.com@markbikeslondon