I am not clear what is happening in Redbridge, but I must ask if the officers and councillors actually have any professional competence.  For example, we seem to have proposed budget cuts in both school and disability transport, but the various officers have not written a jointly researched and argued proposal with detailed equality audit. […]

Demos have written the following in their publication “Holistic Government”: The core problem for government is that it has inherited from the nineteenth century a model of organisation that is structured around functions and services rather than around solving problems. Budgets are divided into separate silos for health, education, law and order and so on. […]

Danish original DEBATE: Bicycle Fund’s Veterinary Research is a short-term downgrading of the already ailing cycling harmful to both human health and the environment. It writes a number of municipalities in community with the message of continuing government support. “I’m so glad my bike,” sings children across the country, but much remained Unfortunately, when we […]

Demos have written the following in their publication “Holistic Government”: The core problem for government is that it has inherited from the nineteenth century a model of organisation that is structured around functions and services rather than around solving problems. Budgets are divided into separate silos for health, education, law and order and so on. […]

Come across an interesting Dutch idea – “traffic families”. There might be some problem families, and a need to design for “liminal” or protected families! Group A People Walking. That needs little further explanation. But giving the pedestrian its rightful place in city design can make walking a viable option for a short distance trip. […]

Streetscape Guidance My thinking has been prompted by four publications, Jan Gehl’s Life between Buildings[1], The European Transport Ministers’ document on Accessible Transport[2], The Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic by CROW[3] and Complete Streets[4]. Gehl asks as first principles to note: What is next to the streets What numbers and types of entrances are there […]

  Use your head. Common sense into common practice Purpose This document has been written to provide you with reference material about the Organisation’s Health and Safety policy. It is intended to act as a workbook for training and give guidance. It forms part of the evidence that the Organisation is fulfilling its responsibilities for […]

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