Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Mark Ames 6th November 2012

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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

  1. 1. ibikeyoubike webike cycling towards an equal mark city ames ibikelondon
  2. 2. ibikeyoubike webike cycling towards an equal mark city ames ibikelondon
  3. 3. www.ibikelondon.blogspot.comSince 2009The Guardian; “...aims and succeeds in sparking discussion about cycling in the capital.”
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. Modal share, UK 2009 (National Travel Survey)7060504030 % of 10020100 Bicyle Rail Bus / Others Walking Car Coach 2% 3% 7% 3% 23% 63%
  6. 6. “The bicycle is themost powerful andeffective tool we havein the rebuilding ofour liveable cities” Jan Gehl
  7. 7. Cycles
  8. 8. Cycles Doesn’t cycle
  9. 9. 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”
  10. 10. Invite or Endure?
  11. 11. HOPE NOTCOPE
  12. 12. “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,
  13. 13. “Get involved in thechoices made aboutyour city, otherwisesomeone else will makethose choices for you.” Gary Hustwit, director “Urbanized”
  14. 14. Word of mouthis now GLOBAL
  15. 15. Good ideasspread fast!People demandbest practice
  16. 16. • 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
  17. 17. ibikelondon.blogspot.com@markbikeslondon

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