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  • Cyclecraft
    I do not train groups of children Please contact me for further information and charges Employer and group based training I give basic training samplers if necessary in conjunction with others on contract to employers and group organisers These usually involve a group classroom presentation followed by individual on road sessions of one hour each to assess how each participant cycles and to give personal advice on how best to improve their cycling technique Presentations I am also available to give stand alone presentations on cycling skills and technique to audiences of any kind or size I am happy to give training samplers and presentations at any location in the UK subject to the agreement of an appropriate fee sometimes waived and reimbursement of travelling costs Please contact me to discuss National options If I cannot train you personally then there are plenty of other instructors who can but make sure that the person you choose is fully accredited to teach to the National Cycle Training Standards Cycle training in the UK is coordinated by national cycling organisation CTC who host the National Cycle Training Help Desk to handle enquiries about training and to put people in touch with accredited

    Original URL path: http://cyclecraft.co.uk/training_options.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Cyclecraft
    Report for plaintiff cited relevant standards and commented on generally poor standard of path Settled successfully just prior to court Cyclist hurt after being thrown by surface defect on cycle track Engaged for Claimant and report drew attention to various defects of the track many of which had been present since new Cyclist hit signpost in middle of shared footway Report for Claimant detailed numerous shortcomings in cycle path design at location and of the facility type in general Pedestrian hit by cyclist on shared use path Report for pedestrian in claim against local authority showed how collision was predictable as design of path was to an inadequate standard Settled prior to court for 200 000 Cyclist slipped on unseen ice at entry to cycle path underpass Preliminary advice for Claimant noted many shortcomings in cycle path design at location and how it was a natural trap for water and ice Cyclist injured when cycle forms snapped leaving cycle path Referred to metallurgist Cyclist hit taxi door opened by passenger while filtering past in a cycle lane Advice given unable to afford legal advice Court found cyclist 80 at fault and passenger 20 Report produced for pedestrians organisation about hazards of proposed cycle route In due course the route was modified Cyclist thrown from bike at bridge along cycle trail Claim successful Cyclist badly hurt after hitting bollards at bottom of a hill on a NCN track after dark Several shortcomings of the route highlighted including unsuitability for use at night Outcome unknown Safety audit of shared use footway and proposed junction changes carried out for residents association Cyclist rode into unprotected drainage channel alongside unlit cycle path at night Court found in favour of cyclist Cyclist thrown and seriously injured crossing kerb on transition from road to cycle path Pedestrian killed by cyclist riding on footway Cyclist changed plea to guilty before my investigations were complete Pedestrian injured by awkward barrier across cycle path Liability admitted following my report and settled out of court in favour of the pedestrian Cyclist thrown by tramline where crossed by a cycle lane at an unsafe angle Settled at the court door in favour of the cyclist Cyclist killed on path at night with no witnesses and inadequate investigation by the police I was able to suggest options as to how the deceased might have been thrown from his bike Recumbent cycle damaged by drainage channel obscured at entrance to cycle path underpass Assisted with small claims court action but court decided that cyclist could not expect perfect facilities Report for residents concerned about narrow shared use footway with very poor sightlines to and from their properties My report showed that their safety concerns were justified and that it was much safer for cyclists to use an adjacent bus lane Dog badly hurt after attacking cyclist on shared use path Police prosecution of cyclist dropped after my report and video explained the inherent limitations of shared use paths the responsibilities of all users

    Original URL path: http://cyclecraft.co.uk/expert_casebook.php (2016-02-09)
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  • Cyclecraft
    respond quickly to instructions usually being able to undertake site visits within 1 to 3 weeks with a report following a few days later If a site visit is not required a report is usually possible within 2 weeks and sometimes much sooner I can usually oblige in urgent cases My rates for reports site visits conferences and court appearances are reasonable and low as expert fees go I would

    Original URL path: http://cyclecraft.co.uk/expert_fees.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Cyclecraft
    a lack of sufficient care on the part of the cyclist All suits eventually abandoned due to lack of legal aid support Collision between two cyclists at cycle path junction Prepared report on behalf of one cyclist in claim against highway authority poor visibility and a steep gradient were factors Claim dropped due to insufficient means Cyclist thrown by upstand in cycle lane along road Report on behalf of the plaintiff drew attention to the general poor standard of the cycle lane and how it made a cyclist more vulnerable Cyclist hit head on low sign on cycle path Report for plaintiff cited relevant standards and commented on generally poor standard of path Settled successfully just prior to court Collision between cyclist and pedestrian on shared use path Contacted for defendants a highway authority Information given about shortcomings and collision potential of paths Pedestrian hit by cyclist on shared use path Report for pedestrian in claim against local authority showed how collision was predictable as design of path was to an inadequate standard Settled prior to court for 200 000 Cyclist hurt after being thrown by surface defect on cycle track Engaged for plaintiff and report drew attention to various defects of the track many of which had been present since new Cyclist hit lamppost in middle of shared footway Report for plaintiff detailed numerous shortcomings and dangers of this facility in particular and of the facility type in general Cyclist slipped on unseen ice at entry to cycle path underpass Preliminary advice for plaintiff noted many shortcomings in cycle path design at location and how it was a natural trap for water and ice Cyclist injured when cycle forks snapped when using off road path Referred to metallurgist Recumbent cycle damaged by drainage channel obscured at entrance to cycle path underpass Assisted with small claims court action but court decided that cyclist could not expect perfect facilities Cyclist hit bollard within cycle path while riding at night My report drew attention to several deficiencies of the path Settled at the court door largely in favour of the cyclist Dog badly hurt after attacking cyclist on shared use path Police prosecution of cyclist dropped after my report and video explained the inherent limitations of shared use paths the responsibilities of all users and that the cyclist had most likely been riding cautiously Report for residents concerned about narrow shared use footway with very poor sightlines to and from their properties My report showed that their safety concerns were justified and that it was much safer for cyclists to use an adjacent bus lane Cyclist killed on path at night with no witnesses and inadequate investigation by the police I was able to suggest options as to how the deceased might have been thrown from his bike Pedestrian injured by awkward barrier across cycle path Liability admitted following my report and settled out of court in favour of the pedestrian Pedestrian killed by cyclist riding on footway Cyclist changed plea to

    Original URL path: http://cyclecraft.co.uk/expert_casebook.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Cyclecraft
    carried out predominantly on site by bicycle analysing conditions undertaking measurements and observing the interaction between cyclists and other road users A quantified assessment of conditions for cycling is drawn up from which recommendations are made that themselves are assessed on site Both Cycle Audit and Cycle Review take account of the following criteria as appropriate for each location Motor vehicle parking Road and lane widths Pleasantness of the cycling

    Original URL path: http://cyclecraft.co.uk/audit2.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Cyclecraft
    are design brief preliminary design detailed design substantial completion The auditor works closely with the scheme designer Single stage Audit Suitable for smaller schemes Cycle Audit is carried out as a one off process Cycle Review Abbreviated Review An on site Cycle Review is carried out over one or a few days to assess the general impact of the existing highway environment on cyclists Recommendations are made on the general

    Original URL path: http://cyclecraft.co.uk/audit_options.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Cyclecraft
    and its relation to infrastructure and safety John Franklin Presented to VeloCity 1999 Enabling and encouraging people to cycle John Franklin Critique of cycling policies in the light of a continued decline in cycle use and a historical perspective on Britain as a high use cycling country with a view to future strategy Paper presented in Cambridge October 1999 Campaign for High Standards John Franklin A review of conditions for

    Original URL path: http://cyclecraft.co.uk/promotion.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Cyclecraft
    for infrastructure Most of the content is relevant to anywhere and the paper is similar to one presented to a national audience in Oxford 2007 Achieving Cycle Friendly Infrastructure John Franklin Presented to the Cycle Friendly Infrastructure Conference at the University of Nottingham April 2002 Towards Cycle Friendly Infrastructure Gerhard van Wyngaardt A remarkable adaptation of the above paper for South Africa suggesting that it is a problem across continents for cyclists to achieve respect Presented at the Pedal Power Association Bicycle Integration Planning Seminar Cape Town June 2006 Cycling facilitated John Franklin Cycle June July 2006 Casualties on cycle paths John Franklin A letter to Sustrans 1998 This letter never intended to achieve notoriety has resulted in a huge amount of feedback from both cyclists and the general public Almost all of the feedback has been supportive of the views expressed Milton Keynes Redways and Leisure Routes John Franklin History use safety and impact of the Milton Keynes cycle paths 1998 The paper below has later data but lacks some of the detail Two decades of the Redway cycle paths of Milton Keynes John Franklin Traffic Engineering Control July August 1999 Cycling in the wrong direction John Franklin Traffic

    Original URL path: http://cyclecraft.co.uk/infrastructure.html (2016-02-09)
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