A cyclised city is a civilised city

Boris Johnson, 2008

I have long held the view that a cyclised city is a civilised city; but if we are to get more Londoners onto two wheels rather than four we need to provide the facilities to help them do so. I hope a central London cycle hire scheme will inspire Londoners as a whole, and not just the adventurous few, to get on their bikes and give cycling a go. I believe that the work we are carrying out can make the capital a city of cyclists, where to use two wheels is common not curious.

Shepherd’s Bush, outside the Westfield Shopping Centre, last Thursday.

How civilised.

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2 Responses to A cyclised city is a civilised city

  1. It’s frightening that some human beings actually sat down and wilfully decided that this kind of environment would be suitable for other humans to experience and move through. Why are engineers designing stuff? Forget shitty architecture, the road network must be the single biggest carbuncle in history.

  2. CB says:

    If the cyclist on the picture engage in the roundabout he will see a sign on the left saying ” No pedestrians, cyclists or animals allowed”. I guess this is the legacy of Boris transport policy.

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