Boris the Biker wrote:Well if he'd ban motor vehicles from Tooley Street and cycling from More, he could gaze down on angelic streams of cyclists on one side and footfolk on the other."I'm not kidding when I say that I'm militant about cycling, and these Superhighways are central to the cycling revolution I'm determined to bring about," says Boris Johnson.
"No longer will pedal power have to dance and dodge around petrol power - on these routes the bicycle will dominate and that will be clear to all others using them.
"That should transform the experience of cycling - boosting safety and confidence of everyone using the routes and reinforcing my view that the bike is the best way to travel in this wonderful city of ours."
Peter O wrote:I don't follow this argument except the idea that London is too vast to abandon motor vehicles. As a practical matter that's not so for Central London and environs. Urban cycling is remarkably speedy compared to driving and would be quicker still without mv's. It's the car which is impractical in a city with old infrastructure. I also like the idea of bike powered buses, rickshaws and deliveries. A lot of this happens already all over the world. Transport would be quicker, safer, healthier, more efficient, happier, child-friendlier and more fun. A lot of the problem is just lack of bold imagination.London as a bicycle heaven free of cars, will most likely never happen. Any person using a bicycle can forget this. The city is just to vast and "old" in the sense infrastructure space is difficult to accommodate for, that it is not very feasible. Cars, bicycles and pedestrian need to get along, it is as simple as that.
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