Monday 23 March 2009

Two-wheeled terrorists

I sit (or kneel, to be precise) astonished at those wacky Danes attempting to increase the proportion of Copenhagen journeys by bike from 40% to 50%. I feel sure there must be an order of magnitude problem there - 4% to 5% would be dangerously high but within the bounds of possibility - else how could Bristol, with its vast traffic problems caused by an excess of intemperate bicyclists running lights, riding over the tops of police cars, and the like have received the accolade of "Cycling City?"

Surely bizarre ideas like these have no place in sensible discourse:
the city removes snow from cycle tracks (as they call their paths) FIRST, not last (or never)
they had installed 5000 new bike racks in just the last three months
To make cycling easier and more convenient than other modes, they are promoting a so-called "green wave" system where there are essentially no traffic lights for cyclists
Madness. Utter madness.

htt city of sound for the link

1 comment:

WestfieldWanderer said...

Sir, the job of Daily Mail cycling correspondent is yours for the asking!