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How can I reduce my emissions?

I like to consider myself vaguely green – I don’t own a car, I recycle all I can, turn off the lights when I leave a room, and even have some low energy lightbulbs. But all of this is wiped out by two factors: I fly far too much, and […]

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Cyclists & red traffic lights

It’s one of the most infuriating things about cycling in London: the behaviour of other cyclists, and specifically their tendency to completely ignore red traffic lights. I stumbled across this entry at the Black Triangle blog about this matter. The author – Anthony Cox – is opposed to a cycle […]

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Deception on the way to Stockholm

OK, travelling with budget airlines is never pleasant. But yesterday on the way to Stockholm it made me really angry. First of all the bus – the Green Line 757 service from London Victoria to Luton Airport. I get on the bus and ask for a return to Luton, and […]

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Bus etiquette

It was almost exactly a year ago when I was shouted at on a bus in Brussels for not having left my seat in favour of a pensioner. I was in the wrong then and had not really been concentrating. Since then I have aimed to pay the utmost attention […]

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No to scanners at railway stations

What a ludicrous idea. The government has announced that it is going to start a pilot to install bag-scanners in some railway stations, starting with Heathrow Express departures from Paddington – see this from the BBC. Now, UK railway stations are already crowded enough with the cumbersome ticket barriers that […]

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A small good deed in Lambeth

When cycling home this evening from Waterloo towards Clapham, it soon became clear there was a major problem – no traffic southbound from Lambeth Bridge all the way to the Vauxhall Cross roundabout. Turned out there had been an accident there – quite serious, and apparently a fatality according to […]