Friday, 25 September 2009



A cyclist was concerned that the new access at Winwick Road would prohibit cyclists’ access to cycle paths as staggered crossings would cause them to wait at central reservations while crossing the road.

Cyclists are near the top of a policy ‘hierarchy’ that encourages other means of transport, the meeting was told, but there is a need for balance between drivers and cyclists.

“It is ideal to have a straight access route without a central section but we have to balance that against the efficiency of the junction,” said Duncan Richardson, principal leisure manager.

In other words, motor vehicle flow is a greater priority than cycling flow.

And this sort of mindless car supremacism, which you can find in a thousand different forms anywhere in Britain, is one small part of the reason why

The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change