Tuesday 28 September 2010

Cyclist down in Norwich

A 50-year-old cyclist has been taken to hospital after an accident on a busy Norwich road.

The accident between a car and the cyclist happened in Earlham Road, at the junction of Park Lane, just before 4pm this afternoon.

The man was being treated by the critical care crew for head injuries.

The Earlham Road is a nightmarish road for cycling and there are streets off it where the pavements are totally obstructed by pavement parked cars. But then Norwich is a car-sodden car-sick city, where drivers are encouraged to come into the very centre of the town and utilise the massive car parking infrastructure. Not surprisingly cycling’s modal share inside the inner ring road (which is where the Earlham road can be found) is a very British 2 per cent.