Saturday, 11 July 2009

Crap cycling in Accra

Our culture of love for cars is now bordering on lunacy. Our obsession with cars is unsustainable and in fact, ultimately destructive. It is preposterous to learn of the number and models of cars that were imported to celebrate Ghana’s 50th anniversary.

A trip from Legon to Madina or even to Adenta, could easily be done on a bike but because of our love for cars, bicycles are frowned upon. And because they are frowned upon there is no protection for cyclists. They are sneeringly dismissed as irrelevant and, inconvenience to motorists and so for one to bike in Accra, one almost needs a life insurance
because running over a cyclist carry almost no consequences.

Just like Britain, then…