Thursday 15 January 2015

Article: Why do cyclists fear being banned from busy roads?

David Hembrow has a typically comprehensive, logical and illustrated rationale to answer both why cyclists fear being banned from the road and also why some claim its faster to cycle on roads than cycle-paths. The answer turns out to be that you need the highest quality cycling infrastructure that is wide, smooth, connected and efficient to suit all types of cyclists:

"Given infrastructure of high enough quality it actually doesn't matter terribly much if you can ride on the road because there is no advantage to riding on the road. When cycle-paths are more pleasant and more convenient than the roads, people simply don't opt to ride their bikes on the road."

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