Whenever ‘strict liability’ is mooted, UK motorists react with horror. Yet it’s normal in the Netherlands for cyclists (and pedestrians) to be given this sliver of protection. Who is at fault in bike v car smashes? In the Netherlands, it’s always the motorist at fault. In this very short video, Hans Voerknecht, International coordinator, Fiets […]
On this day last year, Peter Roberts, Director of Drivers’ Alliance Ltd, a membership organisation opposed to road pricing and pretty much anything that slows down motorists (including traffic lights and speed cameras), said there was such a thing as ‘road tax’ while giving his point of view in a Transport Committee meeting. On 17th […]
Aside from jerseys & t-shirts, which of the following custom-printed iPayRoadTax products would you consider buying? (Tick more than one, if you wish).(opinion) A variety of bespoke, cycle-specific jerseys, arm-warmers, water bottles and other accessories will soon available to pre-order via Foska.com soon. Originally, the way to pre-order was to send an email expressing interest […]
C Baxter from Cambridge has a bee in his bonnet. In fact, he nearly had a bike on his bonnet, but was “too polite” to go the whole hog. In a letter to the Cambridge News, published on Wednesday, he complains of a cyclist who swore and shouted at him but then – with no […]
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There’s a strong economic argument for paying people to cycle (it happens in Denmark, for instance), and to raise fuel taxes to force motorists to drive less. Cycling is healthy, green and low impact; driving leads to obesity, is carbon-wasteful and destroys roads. ‘Smart taxes’, first advocated by early 20th Century English economist Arthur Cecil […]
I’ve taken a bit of stick on a variety of cycling forums – including comments on stories on this site – for appearing to suggest that only those cyclists who also own cars (and hence pay Vehicle Excise Duty) are covered by the iPayRoadTax.com campaign. I apologise if this has been the impression given. The […]