That’s a quote from Inspector John Walker in today’s Stuff, in an article titled ‘Capital cyclists most at risk‘. He also said there’s no such thing as accidents on the roads because crashes have causes. Indeed. Something in that for everyone, methinks.
Most heartening to see Fran Wilde advocating investment in cycling infrastructure in the same article. It’s not often I find myself agreeing with Michael Laws, but his question about why the national cycling infrastructure investment is all out in the wops instead of in the cities where the people on bikes actually are is a good one. Up north, Barbara Cuthbert has noted that although 18% of trips are walked or cycled, only 1% of the national transport budget is allocated to them.
It seems to me that the importance of a cyclist being visible very much includes being visible to the budget-makers. Lets get on with it, people.