Hansard, House of Commons Debates 8 July 1994 wrote:Mr. Robathan : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions bicycles have been found to contain illegal explosive devices for the use of terrorists, on the mainland of Great Britain.
Mr. Howard : The available records indicate that there have been two explosions in Great Britain involving bicycle bombs : in 1939 an IRA bicycle bomb exploded in Coventry killing five people and in 1979 a bomb exploded in a mailbag on a postman's bicycle in Streatley, Berkshire. Since then there have been three occasions when Irish Republican terrorists are believed to have been responsible for bicycle bomb attacks elsewhere, twice in Northern Ireland and once at a British military installation in Germany.
Emmesse wrote:How much bicycle parking have More London provided and is it in convenient places or hidden out of peoples view and convenient for bike thieves?
Martin Underwood wrote:Cyclists do not represent a danger to pedestrians on such a wide an open paved area.
If we are to encourage more people to give up their addiction to cars, we should provide incentives... and that means allowing cyclists to share routes with pedestrians... just as most civilised European cities do.
mro wrote:Just out of curiosity (and without polemical intent):
what is TFL doing concretely to make life easier for bikers? All I've seen are the ads and the inadequate bike paths.
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