Vehemently anti-car? Or broken transport market?

Whenever anything gets built that makes life easier for people on foot, bike or bus, I inevitably hear people say things along the lines of transport engineers and planners not making sensible decisions and instead being driven by an irrational anti-car ideology. For example this comment about reducing speed limits from 50 to 30km/h. Needless … Continue reading Vehemently anti-car? Or broken transport market?

Buying an Electric Car

I've been considering buying an electric car recently. I currently have an old petrol car that's getting towards the end of its life so am shopping around for something new. One model I've been looking at is an MG ZS, a smallish SUV. It provides an interesting wee case study because it comes in both … Continue reading Buying an Electric Car

Canterbury A & P Show

I went to the A & P show today. It was great and would highly recommend. Watching the dog trials was probably the highlight for me. I biked in. The organisers had made some effort to accommodate bikes by fencing off a small area for parking, but it was way too small so there were … Continue reading Canterbury A & P Show

Lincoln Road Bus Lanes

I took a video of a bus attempting to use the Lincoln Rd bus lanes today. It wasn't the smoothest. The driver used it for about 50m before getting stuck behind someone's car they'd inadvertantly left in the way, had to awkwardly push into the traffic lane to get around it, then went another 50 … Continue reading Lincoln Road Bus Lanes