Cycle ride – Dr Hoo’s Springtime Burn (2nd attempt)

When: Sunday 25 May 2014 Meet: 08:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10 9LW NB: This ride was originally scheduled for Sunday 11 May, but with squally rain forecast throughout the day, and a wind in the lower Thames valley sufficient to provide aerodynamic lift to a small family car, it’s no wonder that no-one […]

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Boris’ tunnel ring road – it’s the politics stupid!

In the Evening Standard today, Joe Murphy reports on “plans” to transform central London with a 39 kilometre-long underground ring road. The Inner Orbital Tunnel would feature subterranean dual carriageways (i.e., an urban motorway) linking major motor transport routes from the A40 in the west to the A12 in the east, and the A1 north road […]

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Community speaks on use of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels

The following is a press release distributed today on behalf of the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels… More than 3,000 people pass through the Greenwich and Woolwich tunnels each day, with roughly 50% of tunnel users being cyclists, and the other half pedestrian only. As tunnel traffic grows, competition and conflict between cyclists, […]

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Safer lorries delay shows that EU power does not reside in Brussels

A brief report in the Evening Standard illustrates how political power within the European Union lies with member state governments, and not the unelected and supposedly unaccountable European Commission beloved of europhobic commentators, or the Parliament which is elected and open in its dealings, but at the same time largely unreported, at least in the […]

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Cycle ride – Dr Hoo’s Springtime Burn

What: Dr Hoo’s Springtime Burn When: Sunday 11 May 2014 Meet: 08:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10 9LW This coming weekend is a rare one for me these days. That is, I shall be (a) in London, and (b) able and willing to lead a cycle ride for the Dog & Bell Crew. I […]

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Citizen science in London – local residents map air pollution and challenge roadbuilding plans

The following is a rough-and-ready amalgam of two press releases distributed this week by the No to Silvertown Tunnel campaign to various London and UK-wide media outlets… Across southeast and east London, people are living with air pollution at levels up to two-and-a-half times legal limits. According to local residents, the situation will worsen considerably […]

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