Cycling & walking

GALLERY  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

Kidical Mass returns to Exeter's streets

Hundreds of people took part in Exeter's third Kidical Mass family bike ride on Saturday as part of a global campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

  • SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2022

    Kidical Mass is back

    Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its third family bike ride and picnic as part of an ongoing campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

    NORTHERNHAY GARDENS

  • E3 cycle route Chard Road modal filter

    COMMENT  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    Exeter cycling & walking strategy five years late and counting

    County council soft-pedalling on infrastructure plan which city council says will not form part of new Exeter Local Plan despite Department for Transport guidance.

    Stagecoach app showing Exeter bus service delays and cancellations

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    Bus back better? Exeter services expected to remain unfit for purpose without needed changes

    Government underfunding and bus sector challenges limit scope for improvement but county council failure to upgrade routes and policy ambitions plus high housing costs make Exeter difficulties acute, undermining net zero aspirations.

    Exeter City Futures website - vision & mission summary

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT

    University emissions study confirms Net Zero Exeter plan redundancy

    Council retains Exeter City Futures' services despite history of delivery failures and lack of capacity to support defined decarbonisation targets.

  • SATURDAY 9 JULY 2022

    Kidical Mass returns to Exeter in July

    Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its second family bike ride and picnic as part of an ongoing global campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

    BELMONT PARK

  • Church Road traffic congestions

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    Alphington "enhancements" will not mitigate traffic impact from massive South West Exeter extension

    County council manipulates public consultation and allocates just 1% of £55 million grant to pedestrian scheme while spending 75% on new roads and increased road capacity for 3,500 new cars expected on greenfield housing estate.

    Magdalen Road public consultation results option preferences bar chart

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    £900,000 to keep Magdalen Road one-way system despite decisive public support for low traffic street

    County council misrepresented and omitted key public consultation findings in report and did not publish results until after decision taken in favour of option with only 18% public support. Exeter Observer snapshot survey finds 90%+ motor vehicles passing shops are through traffic.

    GALLERY  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    Kidical Mass Exeter: "The best day ever"

    300 people took part in the first Kidical Mass Exeter family bike ride on Sunday 15 May as part of a global campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

  • SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022

    Kidical Mass comes to Exeter

    Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its first family bike ride and picnic as part of a global campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

    BELMONT PARK

  • Exeter Digest #11: Council decisions under scrutiny - Ukrainian refugee hub - Student HMOs taking over

    Our eleventh newsletter also covers the city council's Devon climate assembly response, £144k Levelling Up delivery jobs and Exeter Development Fund scrutiny.

  • NOTES & SKETCHES

    Not such an honourable mention

    Cranbrook’s appearance in a recent Transport for New Homes report examining new housing developments across England to find out whether they are built around sustainable transport or car dependency does not exactly celebrate the satellite town’s mobility provision...

    TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Exeter Digest #9: Pennsylvania petitioners - Devon Pension Fund - University social mobility - Harlequins fate sealed

    Our ninth newsletter is a bumper edition providing plenty of independent public interest journalism to keep you company on long midwinter evenings.

    Cargo bike carrying kids in Exeter

    COMMENT  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    If you think electric vehicles are the answer, you're asking the wrong question

    Mike Walton of Exeter Cycling Campaign says we shouldn't be seduced by the motoring lobby into believing that electric cars can create the future we and our children need.

    Exeter Digest #4: University and council drop development standards - Exe valley under threat - Kinder Exeter community festival

    In the fourth edition of our newsletter we also welcome trainee reporter Jenna McGill to the team and introduce the first Exeter Observer caption competition.

    Department for Transport New Road Layout for Social Distancing coronavirus road sign

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    Coronavirus exposes council failure to deliver Exeter transport plans

    Devon County Council's failure to deliver overdue Exeter transport strategy and cycling and walking plan has led to an inadequate response to government demands for emergency coronavirus road layout changes.

    Dutch living streets woonerf sign

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    We already know what to do about the climate crisis. We must get on with doing it as fast as we can.

    Exeter and Devon council leaders must begin rapid regional decarbonisation now. The quickest, cheapest way to cut emissions in Exeter is to deter combustion engines from entering the city. Clean air legislation offers a basis for action.

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