PACT Meetings

PACT meetings, or “Partnerships and Communities Together” are an opportunity for community groups to get together with representatives from the local constabulary and discuss issues that concern them. Issue that are raised, from what we hear, are mostly centred around roads and litter. Oh, and we also hear that they like to moan about people […]

Victim Blaming…

One of the more insidious parts of our culture is our eagerness to blame victims of crime for being well, victims of crime. Whether it is a cyclist or pedestrian killed by a bad driver, or a victim of rape or assault, there is a tendency to apportion guilt to the victim for putting themselves […]

Scales

Something to read: Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality –The BMJ

Regular readers will already be well aware that cycling and walking are great for your health, but if you want to influence minds, you often need evidence. The BMJ has published a study into active commuting and the impact it has on various causes of death, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Unsurprisingly, it found that […]

Something to read: The Impact of Road Projects in England

It is pretty widely understood, apparently outside political circles, that if you build roads you get more traffic. A report commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England looked into the effects of major road projects and unsurprisingly found that yes, you do indeed get more traffic. CPRE commissioned consultants Transport for Quality of Life Community […]