Thursday, 9 February 2012

As part of our objective of making St Edmunds a safe, attractive place, I recommend that we support the Times campaign for safer cycling which can be found here:-
The Times - Cities fit for cycling
There is also an interesting article here on Dutch practice. They have a system called 'woonerfs' where the priority on 'streets' in towns is reversed so that the hierarchy is pedestrian/cycle/car.

Jim Wishart

Friday, 3 February 2012

Improving the street environment.

One way to improve the area is to make the streets more like 'places' than 'traffic routes'. This is a change that is already going on in the country but which will take some time to take root. A good exposition on what this means is here Living Streets. Maybe a long-term aim but worth adding to the list of things for this Association to do. Jim Wishart, Secretary