Last Wednesday travelling through central London in the height of rush hour was quite terrible. It is not something I would like to repeat in a hurry.
Luckily my commute isn't anywhere near as busy. It got me thinking of those who do this on a daily basis. Negotiating buses, taxis, cars, pedestrians, motorbikes, and other cyclists must be terrible surely?
How could government make it easier and safer for cyclists to travel? There must be a better way than the current free for all? Holland and Germany have great cycle schemes, so why can't we in the UK?
I am keen for any central London commuters to share their thoughts on their daily commute and any ideas they have to make things better. I'd also like to hear from cyclists in other cities around the world what your experiences are.
I am particularly impressed by cycle paths in Holland and Denmark. The one thing i have noted is that they often seem to have special traffic light systems giving the cyclist priority at junctions. In fact I think that is the main point here, they tend to give the cyclist priority. I doubt we will ever see this. I mean how are young cyclists meant to ride on our roads safely? In these pro cycling countries i see family groups cycling to school. That's a dream i would like to see come true in Britain one day.ReplyDelete