Ivanhoe wrote:If we're specifically talking about whether to prohibit cycles from the main carriageway where segregated cycle lanes are available, I still say no. I just don't see the point. Bikes present no hazard to motor vehicles and in central London traffic conditions they don't slow up motor vehicles either. If faster/more confident riders might prefer to use the main carriageway, what's the problem?... my question is about how to coexist sensibly on the roads where cyclists and pedestrians now have (what I would call) a fair share.
suziq wrote:Far too soon to say that they are "being shunned". In general if you look around central London, where there are any kind of designated lanes for bikes - segregated or otherwise - they are well used.I think the problem is that cyclists have long campaigned for segregated cycle lanes and now, where they are available - at vast expense - they're basically being shunned. What, exactly, is the point if cyclists won't use the dedicated cycle lanes. Why are all tax / council tax payers funding this if it's not really wanted or needed?
suziq wrote:I think the problem is that cyclists have long campaigned for segregated cycle lanes and now, where they are available - at vast expense - they're basically being shunned.
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