A to B Transport Blogs

Transport has been our thing since… ooh, the mid-90s. Occasionally, we publish something a bit serious¬† and in depth about cuts, inefficiency, bungling authorities and so on. The most recent of these articles is:

Rural Bus Cuts in Dorset First published in A to B 111, February 2016

The ‘Ear to the Ground’ column by David Henshaw has been published more or less regularly in A to B magazine since the late 1990s, taking pot shots at everyone and everything, from the Strategic Rail Authority to dubious fly-be-night electric bike salesmen.
Occasional nudity offended a vociferous minority of readers, and we often sailed perilously close to the wind with companies that could have wiped us out without blinking, but the results were often hilarious, and there were some grand successes. The Department for Transport changed the way it collected cycling statistics, which had become pure fantasy, the electric bicycle industry eventually moved to 24-month guarantees, and we helped to put some shocking bikes and salesmen out to graze, where they could do no further harm. In the end, no government department, railway franchisee or bicycle manufacturer would talk to us. And we patently failed with some campaigns. Railway re-nationalisation got nowhere (although the subject is still very much bubbling along), and with a wink and a nudge, we were constantly reporting that Peak Oil was just around the corner. Maybe it came and went, and nobody noticed.
There are around 100 Ear to the Ground columns, and we’re gradually digitising them, starting with the selection below, which are mostly drawn from the glory days early in the new Millennium.

A to B Blog, The Mole

A to B 31, Sexy Advertising!
A to B 32, CYCLE 2002
A to B 34, Cycling Role Models
A to B 35, Congestion Charge Launch
A to B 36, Bike Show, Round*Up 2003
A to B 37, Party Politics
A to B 38, Fuel Cell Symposium, CYCLE 2003
A to B 39, Cycling Statistics, Peak Oil
A to B 40, Rail Privatisation, Compulsory Cycle Helmets
A to B 41, Uri Geller Bicycle, Cycle Helmets
A to B 43, Eurotunnel Cycle Service, London to Brighton Charity Ride
A to B 44, CYCLE 2004, Mezzo Launch
A to B 45, Interbike Las Vegas
A to B 46, Wessex Trains
A to B 48, Central Trains
A to B 49, SRA, ABD, Merc folding bike
A to B 87, Directly Operated Railways
A to B 88, Gocycle, Ultramotor, Brompton
A to B 91, Electric Bike Special

A to B Blog, Letter from America

Letter from America

 Energy Efficiency

A to B Blog, Downloads


A to B Blog, Back Issues

Back Issues Online

A to B Blog, Transport Icons

Transport Icons

A to B Blog, Anarchist's Corner

Anarchist’s Corner

A to B Blog Great Transport Journeys

Great Folder Journeys

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