Sunday, May 24, 2009

Boris Johnson's near thing with a truck

Another reason why cycling needs proper consideration in traffic management, road planning, legislation etc. You can't legislate for freak accidents, but you can plan in such a way that you minimize the risks to individuals when those accidents do happen. Johnson, Lord Adonis (the transport minister) and Kulveer Ranger, London's director of transport, were all cycling along the route of a proposed cycle "super-highway" in London. Yes - planners and politicians actually out on bikes cycling along the route to see and experience it for themselves. Amazing. I wonder how often that happens in Dublin? If anyone spots Noel Dempsey on a bicycle do let me know (and I mean actually out cycling around, not standing beside an Irish Model as part of a promo shoot.)

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