Urban/Rural Posts

9 July 2018 / / London

Crossrail, who are building the Elizabeth line railway across London that is due to open this December, held “sneak preview” open days recently at two of their stations – Whitechapel…

7 May 2018 / / London

Is it possible to visit all 32 London boroughs (& the City of London) in a day? How quickly can you do it? The “London Borough Challenge” has been on…

24 April 2018 / / Reviews

Through The Insiders I recently received a Huawei P Smart smartphone at a special rate. Here’s a review of it and some notes, a couple of weeks in: The Huawei…

6 March 2018 / / Cycling
1 October 2017 / / OpenStreetMap

OpenOrienteeringMap, the easy online tool for creating street orienteering maps from OpenStreetMap data, has been updated to version 3. Development for this version was kindly funded with a grant from…

24 August 2017 / / London

Just a quick update on High Lines and other lines: The Camden Highline has smashed its crowdfunding round, which aimed to fund a formal feasibility study and architectural plans for…

30 May 2017 / / Leisure

As part of a brief trip to Paris, I recently walked the western part of the Promenade Plantée raised linear park or “rail trail”, in the southern part of the…

22 May 2017 / / London

A couple of years ago, I wrote about a number of possible London “High Lines”, London’s own raised “rail trail” to New York City’s High Line and Paris’s Promenade Plantée.…

2 May 2017 / / London

Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line will launch in the following stages: Phase 0 – May 2015 – TfL takes control of the Liverpool St (high level) to Shenfield line, a single section…

2 May 2017 / / Orienteering