John Who? If you don’t know who John Franklin is, he’s the author of Cyclecraft, the guide to riding a bike on the road. That in itself is fine, as it. This is exactly what John Franklin has done with CycleCraft. The most notable is Effective Cycling by John Forester. Effective Cycling was. John Franklin. · Rating details · 58 ratings · 4 reviews. Provides a guide to safe cycling. This work contains practical advice on how to ride a bike confidently .

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Cyclecraft: The Complete Guide to Safe and Enjoyable Cycling for Adults and Children

Changing your opinion as an older person is hard. But… When you say: A big difference between Effective Cycling and CycleCraft is the treatment of controversial subjects, like wearing helmets and use of bike lanes. Cyclecraftpublished by The Stationery Office, is the definitive guide to safe and enjoyable cycling for both adults and children. Dutch cycle infrastructure is good for general commuting.

Only in recent decades say, the last half of the 20th century have some been trying to shoehorn cycling into the pedestrian mode. I agree with pretty much all of that. Design Details 1 … on Visual Priority. The final chapters deal with special bicycle situations such as carrying children and baggage, riding tandems, tricycles and recumbents, and riding in groups. One of those implications is — as I have already established — giving people entirely unrealistic advice in order for them to cycle safely.


It delivers the information in a way that is concise, easy to read, easy to picture with the help of the diagrams and up-to-date.

Such antagonism will get us nowhere … and the DfT will have a huge smile on its face another excuse not to spend money on cyclists. I recommend it to anyone who rides on the road regularly for any reason.

Book Review: CycleCraft, by John Franklin | | Commute Orlando

The 20 mph thing seems to confuse many people. Maggie, Please explain the cycling infrastructure in Berlin. To finish, I would like to say once more — and I really mean this, from the bottom of my heart — jihn you, John Franklin. This includes your 5 year old niece, and your 85 year old great-grandad, by the way — it must include them, otherwise what sort of a transport policy would this be if it excluded all but the fittest and most confident?

Adam rated it liked it Feb 09, What is needed is a segregated network of cyclepaths.

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franklih Would you encourage small children, or maybe your parents, to take the lane on Euston Road? We are not the Netherlands. The CTC and others do great work in supporting that right when it is threatened.

In a way the children are creating a cyclepath network by defualt but it would be much better to build it properly. Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics One of the most frustrating things about Franklin and his ilk is their ability to selectively choose and misread data to fit their ideology.


Cyclecraft contains invaluable advice which will contribute greatly to road safety: People get this training and then never go out on the roads. Blogs such as this one play a very important part in reminding our councils et al of this. Are councillors, top civil servants, unions, Mouchel, Rowse et al taking us for a ride, and patronising even cyclecrqft lesser employees of CityConnect? When cyclists obey the traffic code, when they are aware of potential conflicts, when they cycle in a visible and predictable manner, cycling becomes even safer.

In this edition the scope of the book was extended from its original remit — skilled cycling techniques for adults — to cover cyclists of all ages. As Ken Kifer http: Any ideas on how to do this outside of random stops and license checks? Within this chapter, on pagesthere is this passage, which I find quite remarkable —.

To be fair to John Franklin, his views come from a time when it was assumed that regular contact with responsible, assertive cyclists would have a civilising influence on motorists. I think I understand what he is saying: Don Quixote shouted at windmills, to no effect.