Thursday, September 14, 2006

Leave the bikes alone

Considering their incidence in the population, cyclists crop up an awful lot in traffic proposals. Ken Livingstone is considering mandatory numberplates for bikes in London. There were noises not so long ago about obliging cyclists to use cycle paths. The most recent and most absurd proposal is for cyclists to sound a little bell, continually, to warn pedestrians of their approach. Cyclists found not using a bell under this scheme would be liable for a fine between £30 and £2,500, or - for persistent, unrepentant non-bell-ringers - two years in prison.

- Leave the bikes alone

Hear hear!


Urban Commuter said...


"sorry I couldn't brake, signal or change gear, because I had to continually ring-a-ding-ding non-stop, to the 9 million pedestrians in London..." Pfff! Get real.

What a stupid, STUPID idea!

Whoever thought that idea up, can go and beat themselves over the head repeatedly, with a sock full of snooker balls! Idiot!

Steve said...

Will spoke clacky things (no idea what they're called) like this be accepted? or do we need one of these

You could be forgiven for thinking that the bicycle didn't predate the car (now the car predates on cyclists)