The Government is eyeing up my beloved cycling as the cure to London’s traffic gridlock – let’s hope they don’t suck all the joy out of riding a bike.
ALL OF A SUDDEN, it seems we can’t get enough of cycling…
Yesterday, for example, The Government announced a £5 billion fund to improve UK bus and bike infrastructure over the next five years.
The day before, our local council released a plan to improve the hairy A-road passing through our bit of London – including high quality segregated cycle lanes and prioritised signals for bikes.
The Guardian also wrote about London grinding to a halt despite a big drop in car journeys since the Congestion Charge – and wondered whether bikes could be the answer.
As someone who’s been cycling for years, it’s nice to be on the right side of change, for a change.
But, at the same time, I’m a bit worried that the powers-that-be might bugger cycling up – or at least spoil it for those of us who’ve been doing it for years.Continue reading “I Want To Ride My Bicycle; I Want To Ride It Where I Like”