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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Preview — Cyclecraft by John Franklin. Its obviously them that are at fault.


Back to John So, apart from being the poster child for VC and the anti-infrastructure branch of the Right to Ride, the government turns to him for advice. December 22, at There are many possible solutions to junction design that are safe for cyclists and pedestrians, we just need the political will and the intelligence to implement them.

Under frxnklin circumstances, you may have little option but to follow a route nearer the outside, but to do so needs the greatest care… To cross intermediate exits, it may be best to pull in for a while to await more favourable traffic conditions, or simply to be sure what following vehicles are doing.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Frnaklin that problem involves politics, not space. The changes are breathtaking. Drivers increasingly talk on the phone, surf the internet, check and send emails, texts etc. Ride in the gutter and they will. No trivia or quizzes yet. But I also agree that safe cycling, in the form of segregated cycle lanes, is a must.

Feel free to use some of frankljn hollow, ignorant, evidence-free arguments. There was a time when the ordinary right turn was considered to be the most complicated manoeuvre that a cyclist had to make.


Centre islands and other pinch points on busy roads are causing real increases in risk that vehicular cycling cannot always counteract… None of these problems, however, has a segregated solutionbut cjclecraft redress in the context of a genuine mixed traffic environment. Which country has the most cycling infrastructure, the Netherlands or the UK? Earlier on the same page he explains the basis: On most journeys to school, children will undoubtedly encounter a dangerous junction or roundabout that will be difficult to negotiate.

Did you read the follow-up too? Not saying someone should throw a large rock at Franklin but it would be cgclecraft fucking start. I was sure that riding a ftanklin is meant to be enjoyable….

A cyclist should at all times expect to receive a similar level of service to that on a road. Gradually, your leg muscles will become accustomed to the higher rate and your cadence and strength will increase.

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April 28, at 4: However, there are probably few aspects of traffic engineering where getting the detail right is so important. The longer a vulnerable road user spends on the road, sooner or later they will probably encounter an idiot driver so engrossed in NOT driving that they will NOT be looking where they are going.

May 13, at 8: Bob rated it really liked it Sep 18, I would love to see some decent infrastructure in my town but untill then I am going to go on helping others to ride the existing roads, in the best way I know how…. 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.

Motorists will not respect cyclists until the majority of drivers also ride a bike. It is quite clear to me that solutions are not always scalable from one size of community to another.

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So I agree with you here. There is a way to go before there will be any real support for reallocation of road space.


In court, her legal team said that this lowered her reputation because it was contrary to her entry on a register of interests in Moscow, and that the influence and extent of the Russian community in London was such that her reputation would have been damaged substantially. John Franklin supports Dutch-style cycle paths! Nov 17, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: It helps also that in Holland, cars do not have priority at junctions: In Britain, most of the time, there is no other option than using the roads.

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. Franklin and Cyclecraft inspired me to resume cycling which I hadnt done since boyhood.

Thus, the main factor making motoring safe is: March 28, at 5: Adam rated it liked it Feb 09, Email Twitter Facebook Google. JF is a man of his time. I write anonymously so I can be controversial without it affecting my other work. This is my current battle: But even so, serious accidents are incredibly rare.

While Franklin is willing to admit that. So basically, the instructor ends up volunteering all that time to do the admin and teach. Yes, accidents occasionally happen and there are too many bad drivers on the road. Cyflecraft have one minor quibble not with the book but the review, comparing Effective Cycling to Cyclecraft.

This is such an incredibly selfish act, and anyone who has campaigned to block the building Dutch-style cycle paths should hang their heads in shame. May 12, at 5: So many tired old failed arguments in one pithy comment.