Ann keen motorist and cyclist I must take W.B. to task over his comments in “Motoring As It Was” (September issue), where he appears to advocate a ban on cyclists in London. Cycling as a means of transport is not only pollution-free, but is healthier than car-driving, and is faster from A to B at most times of the day and night within the Capital. The cyclist uses less road-space and does not need a full size parking space.
Admittedly, there are some cyclists who appear to have a death-wish, and who are a danger both to themselves and others, but they are no more common than the lunatic motorists who attempt to carve-up other road users.
I believe that there is a case for imposing a road tax on bicycles, but to ban them completely from the streets of London would be more high-handed than anything so far imposed upon motorists by the Departrnent of Transport, and would do nothing to ease traffic congestion.
In short W.B.: on your bike! Littleport, Cambs. A. P. HARRISON [1 admit a bias. I fall off bikes! — W.B.1
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