The bicycle is transport at the human scale

The bicycle is transport at the human scale, time we did more to humanise our city.

The bicycle is transport at the human scale

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800th cyclist

The 800th cyclist at 10:31 and 46,824th of the year, a bit of a slow morning, but then it is only February.

800th cyclist on a slow morning

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“You can’t carry big loads on a bicycle”, Really?

“You can’t carry big loads on a bicycle”, Really?

"You can't carry big loads on a bicycle", Really?

This box wouldn’t easily if in back of a medium sized car, you certainly could get it on a bus, yet here it is on the back of a bicycle. The humble bicycle has all the advantages of car as personal transport, but without the negatives. OK so you wouldn’t want to play a game of dodge the bus when carrying a load like this, so without high quality infrastructure most people are going to try it.

Recently there have been calls for reduction of congestion, air and noise pollution in the City of Edinburgh, well here is a means of personal transport that requires little space, produces zero emissions and is almost silent. It should be a total no brainer to promote cycling as transport and give space to enable people to travel with the lowest impact on the city.

Just in case there is anyone who doesn’t understand how bicycles reduce congestion, here is an easy to understand image.

Space taken by  69 bicycles vs 60 cars
69 bicycles vs. 60 cars Photograph courtesy of Cycling Promotion Fund

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Urban Arrow

Nice to see an Urban Arrow in use

Urban Arrow

Urban Arrow

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Riding though the falling leaves

Just because it is autumn there is no need to put your bicycle away

Riding thought the falling leaves

Autumn colours

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Wicker basket

A reminder of summer

Wicker basket//

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Our spies were out at the weekend and stumbled across the SaddleSisters at the CycleFest, the lovely Fi and Bex make these funky handmade saddle covers, check them out!

saddle covers

saddle cover

saddle cover

saddle cover

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