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Arbury Road Cycle Lane and Hedge - Unmitigated Ecological Failure.
The story so far. There was a consultation almost no on knew about.  And then nothing happened. Then there was another one and no one knew about it , and much of it was ludicrous . But the cycle lane bit seemed like a good idea as far as it went, while actu...

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Cycling is Good For You. Grass is Green. Ocean is Moist.
No shit, Sherlock. I mean, seriously. We know this, or we should do. Still, I suppose that turning it into a simple message like this is worthwhile, and I'm always in favour of good, solid data over just expressing the bleeding obvious. So cycling regularly...

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Green End Road - City Deal Wheels Falling Off
Green End Road was always one of those routes that should have always been nice to ride a bike on. Its a suburban route, not a 'main road' by design, following an old route that has been the road that winds up through Chesterton towards Kings Hedges Road, b...

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Arbury Road Hedge - Continuing Saga
So we got the wrong mix of hedging plants put in with haste at the arse end of the planting season, which as  result will require lots of watering and will see, if most survive to maturity, a mix that isn't particularly better for wildlife than what we had,...

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So what WOULD convince people we need cycle facilities?
I have occasionally mused here that when we talk to politicians (local and national) about cycling infrastructure what they hear is cyclists telling them what we want - another special interest group griping on. What they don't hear is people telling them w...

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Blackbird Brood in the Front Hedge
So I could talk about how our little front garden is a productive little space constructed on permaculture principles to give us multiple crops of greens, berries, nuts and other produce. I'd be sort of telling the truth too. What I'd be missing is that I a...

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Arbury Road Hedge - Undergrowth Planting
Another post about an obscure hedge on a suburban road in Cambridge, removed to give us a cycle lane (which we need) but in such a hurried, silly way that we've lost a lot of local biodiversity, and we're running to catch up and fix it. If we can get this r...

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Arbury Road Hedge and Cycle Lane - A little more promising
Here's what it was looking like yesterday... So the planting isn't being done badly as far as I can tell - they need a good watering though, and soon, if they're not to suffer.  There's lots of space for a high quality cycle lane to follow - I'm still disap...
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