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About spinningwheel

Promoting greener transport in Ipswich and around.

An Electric Bicycle Experience

Here’s a short description of using an electric bike for commuting to work from Charles of Transition Ipswich. I cycled to work today, or should I say I went on my electric bike. I have a secondhand Ezee Quando that … Continue reading

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Ride and Recce – first attempts at mapping the findings

I’ve just started to edit the Open Street map of Ipswich cycle routes with the findings from the cycle ride on 10/10/10. I’m just finding my way with the software – so please be patient if my efforts are a … Continue reading

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Ride and Recce – a modest success!

Not so very many people showed up to support the Ipswich Cycle Routes Ride and Recce on 10/10/10. Nevertheless, we managed to get around a good number of the Ipswich cycle routes and get an impression of the work to be done. Continue reading

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Ipswich Cycle Routes – Ride and Recce, 10/10/10

The idea is simply to gather in Ipswich on 10/10/10 at 2pm (Please note the new time – not 10am as previously suggested). The meeting point is Giles’ Grandma statue at the top of Princes Street. Continue reading

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20’s Plenty For Us campaigns for a 20mph default speed limit in residential streets

20mph limits have been recommended by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS). The PACTS Perceptions and Realities report (Sept 2010) takes a closer look at the risks which children and young people in Britain today are exposed to … Continue reading

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Proposal for a bike ride – with a purpose

At the moment I believe that the experience of cycling in and around Ipswich is variable, to say the least. There are some good parts of routes but far too often cycle ways disappear at critical junctions – or where roads narrow. Just where most help is needed, in fact. Continue reading

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It’s Green Up North

Just been up to Northumbria, via Hull and Scarborough, among other places. I may be seeing through green tinted lenses – and I didn’t actually cycle – but I kind of got the impression that the cycle lanes were generally … Continue reading

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Cycling in Holland

What a different world! Sometimes in Holland, bikes outnumber cars and everywhere there are cycle routes. Not just skinny, gutter-hugging cycle routes, either. Proper roadways for bicycles, with traffic lights and signage, integrated with the rest of the traffic system.
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Cycle Routes Around Ipswich

I recently heard that the Tourist Info place in town is often asked by (bemused?) Dutch and other tourists for good cycle routes around Ipswich. It also strikes me that we need something similar – so that more people can … Continue reading

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Shotley Peninsula Cycling Campaign

Shotley Peninsula Cycling Campaign. Nearly 50 people attended the inaugural meeting of this campaign at the end of last month. The campaign aims to promote the development of safe cycling network, suitable also for wheelchair and pushchair use, across the … Continue reading

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