Tuesday 23 March 2010

Chris Hutt is dead

Tributes are coming in for Chris Hutt, the Bristol-based cycling campaigner who was found dead at his home over the weekend.

I always found Christ Hutt’s blog inspirational, because he found little to celebrate in British cycling infrastructure: Describing himself as a "grumpy old man", Mr Hutt worked to find the greenest ways of getting around Bristol and said he was disillusioned with the relentless rise in car dependency.

He was always committed to Bristol and to making the traffic better. "I remember a few weeks ago, on his last blog, he unearthed the latest bus plan which is still showing buses going down the railway path. And I think we all hope that his memorial might be that the city will say 'we won't put buses on that route ever'.

A tribute (and more tributes in the Comments) on Bristol Traffic. More tributes from Stockwood Pete, Derek Wall and a satisfied client.

Chris’s blog lives on in the digital cosmos as an archive and a memorial.