Saturday 15 May 2010

Crap cycling in Ednburgh

Edinburgh is the only UK city to have signed up to the Charter of Brussels, a commitment to cycling which would see bikes account for 15 per cent of all journeys in Edinburgh by 2020.

And as a first step in meeting that astonishingly ambitious target

CYCLISTS have criticised a decision by council bosses to put the brakes on a bike share scheme based on those in Paris and Barcelona. The initiative, which had been a crucial element of the Capital's plans for reducing car use, is now expected to be dramatically scaled back.

A clairvoyant writes: modal share in Edinburgh will have reached 2 per cent by 2020. A new target of 20 per cent by the year 2030 will then be set.