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Let’s get rid of barriers to cycling

While gates like the one in the picture calm traffic by removing vehicle access, they don’t allow people on bikes to get through. We’ve asked Brighton and Hove City Council to replace these gates with a better solution.

We put this to January’s ETS Committee Council meeting, also webcast. The relevant bit starts at 0:24:00.

The gate below is at the junction of Natal Road and Dewe Road near the University of Brighton’s campus on the Lewes Road. There was no consultation on its installation and we would have liked to have been involved in its planning.

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Kidical Mass – the biggest yet!

More than 400 riders, young and old, took part in the Kidical Mass ride last month despite the (initially) gloomy weather.

We were blown away by the turnout and the energy and enthusiasm of the riders, calling for safer streets for people on bicycles.

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‘Smart’ bikes

It finally happened, my e-bike was stolen last month. I had always known it was a matter of when, not if, it got stolen. When I went to the bike shop to try out options I was excited to discover technology has moved on since I last bought a bike. A new generation of ‘smart’ e-bikes offer integrated anti-theft protection, using the bluetooth on your phone as a key.

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