06 June 2012

Manchester to be 'cycling city' - yeah, right

I'd love to believe that this will go beyond mere little gimmicks, but I'm not holding my breath.  Cycle hire schemes are all very well, as is training for 'novice' cyclists, but above all, cycling in Manchester is impeded by the attitude of some people - drivers, pedestrians, other so-called 'cyclists' - whose agressive demeanour put people off cycling. This combines with poorly-designed 'cycle lanes' - in reality nothing more than green paint on the road - to create the perception of great danger the media love to focus on and report widely.