Where are they?


I have nothing against people who ride bikes around, in principle. But who in the world can make sense of taking a third of a very busy city street and making a two lane bike path? I’m all for greening the planet and I support a host of things that could be called lefty, but this is cynical politics at best. I don’t want to slag off at anyone or blame parties and leanings. No more than fifty people use those lavish lanes in a day, most of them are the same person twice, at the loss of a peak hour lane way at night, motorcycle and car parking spaces the rest of the time, and lets not forget that the revenue they were, and would still be collecting. For the sake of a few cyclists, we dip into the public purse and bring on the bulldozers and hard hats, traffic controllers and extra parking cops, leaving a walloping carbon footprint, all for fifty lycra clad, tadpole looking, abbot clones to race from lane to lane and dominate the flow of traffic while dodging in and out of wide two lane bike paths, made in living hangover green. These are not the bumblebee, helmet-less, front basket toting euro city cyclists, these are the get out of my way I gotta cut 15 second off Sussex to Elizabeth via Kent and King.