Discussion in 'Commuting and Utility Cycling' started by ianrauk, 5 May 2016.
It already doesn't look wide enough to cope with demand.
Indeed. Already at some junctions it's reached critical mass.
I lost count at 50 cyclists on that vid, and that's just in 35 second's of video.
If that was real footage there'd be a huge pile-up every morning
I think it's a slightly different commute to what @Reiver has every morning.
And I if I see up to 5 on my route into Leeds it's a busy day.
Although living and working in London, I can say the same. My commute on a SE to north route is not a busy one at all, untill I get to very near my work of when I start to see a lot more going from east to west heading into London. Though it has gotten busier as the years have gone by. 10 years ago I was lucky to see one other cycle commuter morning or evening. Now, 5 is a good number.
Very different indeed, when I see other cyclist we wave, smile and sometimes even stop to have a chat - not even the slightest hint of such pleasantries in your vid, how very rude of all of them.
Not my vid.
And for my liking, far too busy for me. It would take me an age to get to work with the sheer amount of cyclists.
Are those the lanes over Vauxhall Bridge (is that the right one?) that no one is using?
That video is of Blackfriars Bridge. But Vauxhall Bridge is just as busy.
You do sometimes have to go at the pace of the pack. The people who struggle with that, overtaking, pushing in etc are a bit of a problem.
Those cars were still flowing despite roadspace being taken away. Now imagine if even 1/3 of those cyclists were in cars (the rest on public transport) how much worse the congestion would be.
20 odd seconds in, is that Michael O'Leary on a grassy knoll
Yup. A well known fact and plenty of vids on the web showing that.
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