The Great Big Managed-On-£53 Blog Round-up

It has been a quiet (and short) week in bike blog land, perhaps bloggers are enjoying an extended Easter break, snowed in or simply too busy with this year's 30daysofbiking.

Are you sick of your local authority dragging their heels when it comes to building cycle infrastructure? Why not take the 'reasonably polite' direct approach, like Seattle? Also in the US, LGRAB shows us what it is like to ride on one of Chicago's protected lanes. Back onto the subject of poor local leadership, As Easy As Riding wants to see better when it comes to the relatively simple process of exempting cyclists from traffic orders.

Following North Korea's recent un-banning and subsequent re-banning of women cyclists, this week Saudi women were finally permitted to cycle, albeit in a very limited fashion and for recreation only, with transport cycling still not permitted.

David Hembrow warns us that just because it is Dutch doesn't make it right (such as 'shared space') whilst Bicycle Dutch takes a look at wayfinding signs. Back in the UK, after many years of work the Two Tunnels Greenway finally opens, with even the People's Cycling Front of South Gloucestershire seemingly happy. It's just a shame they couldn't get it open in time for last year's Cycling Embassy AGM. 

Dead Dog Blog looks at how far Edinburgh has come when it comes to cycling and how far there is to go. Also in Scotland, Town Mouse shares advice for leaflet distribution by bike.

Cambridge Cyclist questions whether it's worth trying to be friendly with local authorities who just don't seem interested when it comes to cycling. In North Manchester, Mad Cycle Lanes finds a small but perfectly formed oasis for pleasant cycling.

The Cycling Lawyer starts a record of the sentences handed out to drivers who kill, which makes for depressing reading. Not satisfied with driving too close to cyclists in real life, drivers have now taken to doing it in banner adverts too.

New blogs are always welcome. This week's newcomer is Velo Society which takes a look at mass cycling and the reasons why this is desirable, whilst the slightly less new ibikelondon asks if London's future poor could be banking on bicycling progress in the capital. Thinking About Cycling suggests that sustainability means getting to them early.

That's your lot for this week. Get blogging and see if you make the cut next week.