There is an alternative to autocentric development

The more I cycle the more I realise the transformative effect cycling can have on our cityscapes. Cityscapes that are, in the main, dominated by a car culture. It was back in the 60s when bike friendly Copenhagen understood this and fought back against the threat from the increasing affordability of the car. Today, similar battles are being fought between car proponents and cyclists for relatively modest proposals like providing 3ft wide cycling lanes on public roads. Even within the cycling community there are disagreements between integrationists (facilities on roads) and segregationists (separate bike paths). Although I straddle that divide and believe that there should be a mix of these facilities depending on the environment. Freewheeler provides a strong argument for segregation, while the CTC argue for integration, and The Cycling Lawyer has a more balanced view.

As a cyclist, I’d like to have our cities back and place people and our living spaces before cars. And this is something I’ll post about in the future. In the meantime, have a squiz at the video below from Streetfilms (a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organisation). It’s an inspirational video!

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