Cyclists far too self important
Dr Tim Kimber's moan about drivers is a classic example of a cyclist with issues.
It’s about time that UK’s 35 million drivers state their case because, as it stands, the minority cycle lobby is far too powerful in proportion to its importance.
Without drivers – especially private car drivers – and walkers, society and the economy would collapse and most UK people would cease to subsist. That would not happen without cyclists.
Like railways, and airport runways, our roads are essential infrastructure so why not ‘share’ railway lines too?
It’s long overdue that essential road infrastructure wasn’t hampered and disadvantaged with unnecessary human hazards with attitude.
He’s wrong about health. Daily, I am publishing several deaths and serious cycling injuries on my Twitter account to disprove that and there are far better and safer ways of getting exercise, than exposing oneself to large fast machines operated by complete strangers of varying ability and mental process.
As for carbon footprint, UK’s essential 300 billion miles of driving only produced 0.7 per cent of world wide man made CO2, when by far the greatest greenhouse gas is water vapour anyway.
If things are so bad, just don’t cycle, Tim. It’s your choice; nobody needs you doing it but if you must, just get on with it and stop whining.
(Ex police road safety expert)
Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
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