Further Afield

This article was published in 1999, in Newsletter 24.

Issue 1 of Cycling Matters

A Bristol initiative, Project Bike, has launched an extremely impressive quarterly magazine, Cycling Matters . 10,000 copies are being distributed free to people living in the Bristol and Bath area.

Edinburgh is planning 20 mph zones around all the city’s 100 primary schools . The proposals have been agreed by the City Council’s Transportation Committee and are awaiting final approval by the Scottish Office.

In November 1997, the City of Hull installed its 50th 20 mph speed zone . Sixteen months on, the programme has proved to be a huge and dramatic success.

Oxford city councillors have given the go-ahead for the city’s first car-free housing development . More than 80 two-bedroomed flats will be built with just 13 car-parking spaces.

If you’re going to Cornwall or South Devon for the solar eclipse, you might want to buy the Sustrans Eclipse Pack – two National Cycle Network Maps at a discount, and an information sheet, for £9.99. phone (0117) 929 0888.

From The Sunday Telegraph, on 18 April 1999: ‘You’re nicked, Chief.’ The Deputy Chief Constable of Norfolk, John Bligh, whose force is conducting a high-profile anti-speeding campaign , will appear in court after he was caught speeding on the A11 near Norwich.

Clare Macrae