A few years ago I moved to London and began working out how best to commute to my new job. I had always cycled everywhere, so I borrowed a bike and tried out the route. It was very different to the other places I had cycled, with aggressive drivers in narrow and busy roads. I never felt safe in London traffic, and commuted by bus the whole time I lived there.
It’s a little different now. A lot of cycling infrastructure has been added since, including the ‘cycle highways‘ that cut through back streets and are largely separate from the cars. But there is still more to do, and some very dangerous intersections that are real black spots for the growing ranks of London cyclists.
In looking at sustainable transport, the bike is an obvious solution. We all know that. The challenge is to get people out of…
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