There is a very good article which has been published by an organisation named “Single File” on the dangers of encouraging cycling. It suggests London is about to have an explosion in cycling deaths as more cyclists on the roads mean more deaths of cyclists.
It also demolishes the myth that Holland has made cycling both safe and popular. Holland has more than twice the number of fatal cycling deaths than the UK despite the fact that they have many more segregated cycle lanes. The article also points out that getting more people to cycle will not solve London’s traffic congestion problems.
One good quotation from the article is this: “When you reallocate limited road space on a 24×7 basis for bicycles, the problem you introduce is this – in London only one in 50 road users are cyclists, and that’s only during peak hour. The rest of the time that precious road space becomes woefully underused”.
See https://singlefile.org/london-is-about-to-have-an-explosion-in-cycling-deaths/ for the article.
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