Was thinking about this over the weekend. I really resent it when roads are 'dualled', what tends to happen is that a busy A road becomes something more like a motorway. Look at, say, the A14. You can cycle on it in principle, in practice you wouldn't. It just isn't safe. Those sections where a cycle lane is painted on the narrow tarmac at the edge of the road are a complete joke, they just add insult to injury. So, what we need when roads are dualled is parallel cyclable routes. It should be the absolute minimum requirement that every time an A or M road is widened or upgraded to a dual carriageway that there must be parallel segregated cycle paths, otherwise in effect we're being needlessly excluded from routes we could otherwise cycle. Said requirement would create a real national network of cycle routes, right along the routes that we need them on. It would make un-cyclable routes once again useful to us. Now... Am I speaking rubbish here or would such a campaign stance be appropriate or valuable?