Councillors are opening up a can of worms by proposing road advantages to electric bikes and cyclists in the bike-friendly city of Cambridge.
According to a report to Cambridgeshire County Council: ‘Allowing cyclists to be exempt from no-entry restrictions, and to travel both ways on one-way streets, is a cost effective and easy way of expanding the city cycle network. With better permeability for cyclists it also encourages residents to cycle, rather than use a car for short, local journeys.’
Although all cyclists want infrastructure to improve around the country, I don’t think changing the rules of the road for cyclists is necessarily going to be looked on kindly by an already tetchy automobile brigade. Many cyclists jump red lights, but just because it might be safe to do so, it doesn’t mean you should. We’ll see where this one goes...
Source: Cambridge News