...Research by Sustrans finds 56% of people believe cycling in built-up areas is dangerous and 70% seek a 20mph speed limit... source: The Guardian.
Pedal power is the best exercise on earth...not talking about going to the gym and sitting on an static bicycle but doing it properly in the city or in the country side.
However, there are some dangers and the main dilemma being vehicles, prams and pedestrians.
When cycling I always try to avoid the busy areas, times and lanes but sometimes you have to go with the flow. It seems that cyclists are disregarded by a lot of people. It is true though, that too many cyclists don't respect the red lights; and this could damage the image and reputation of the 2 wheelers.
Nevertheless, drivers don't leave enough space between their vehicles and cyclists. Consequently, there are some light and heavy crashes.
...The majority of Britons believe it remains unsafe to cycle on urban roads and want major safety measures such as wholesale 20mph speed limits and more cycle lanes, according to an opinion poll...
Something even more worrying is that article HERE, which shows a terrible and unacceptable attitude from the bus driver.
What is becoming clear, as emphasised by the survey, is that the UK is unlikely to see a significant shift towards mass cycling without major investment in segregated bike lanes and other infrastructure. However, the number of cyclists has risen in the past few years: climate change and CO2 emission being also a worry for our health and for the planet.
It is not rare to see and hear arguments between drivers and cyclists: a real shame because the road is a public path for all kind of users on wheels.
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