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Two simple initiatives that will help cyclists in the UK.

June 17th, 2004 · No Comments

The British still prefer to use cars instead of bicycles (The Guardian, regreq). No wonder this government cycling initiative fails, the big cities in England are no-go areas for cyclists.

Two simple actions to help us use our bikes (I have just started using mine a little after leaving it in storage for six years):

  1. Make it legal to use your bike on pavements. Fining kids for riding on the pavement is the wrong idea. Instead I suggest using the simple rule from home in Norway: allow cyclists to choose if they want to ride on the road or on the pavement — if you are riding on the pavement you behave like a pedestrian, if you use the bike on the road you follow the normal traffic rules.
  2. Make it legal to ride bikes in parks. Remove the No Cycling and Cycling Prohibited signs round the London parks and more people will get on their bikes.

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