Monday, 30 August 2010


On my way back from the Redbridge Sky Ride I took a look at Wanstead High Street, which has been in the local press as a cycling-on-the-pavement hotspot.

And you can see the difficulty. It would be nice to put in a segregated Dutch-style cycle path here but as any top LCC cycling campaigner will tell you there just isn’t the space in London.

(Below) Assen in the Netherlands. But as one seasoned campaigner quite rightly observes on the CTC discussion thread, “To compare the UK to the Continent is not helpful to the argument. Continental roads are very different to UK roads. Even the cities are differently laid out.” Even worse, they don’t speak English.