Discussion in 'Commuting' started by mrben, 12 Dec 2007.
Sustrans won the people's £50m
I just hope this doesn't fuel the get orf the fackin road brigade.
I don't and won't be using sustran routes much, however, it does show cycling in a positive light and for certain types of cyclists it will be useful.
I honestly don't think the type of drivers that shout for you to get off the road will notice something like this and put 2 and 2 together. They don't have the brain cells.
I agree. I think this is a positive step. Plus, it seemed to be the only project which had a truly nationwide reach. One of the reasons a lot of cyclists don't use sustrans routes is because, in many situations, they're not ideal. £50m might make a bit of a difference to that.
My hope is that sustrans routes will allow people who are not that confident about the roads, and kids 'n' the like, to be able to get into cycling safely. At the moment, for every confident, law-abiding, cyclecraft-following cyclist on the road, there appears to be one that RLJs, hugs the gutter and is nervous around cars. This makes life difficult for cyclists and cars, IMO.
Who championed the cause on the TV programme? I only ever saw a glimpse of The Black Country one where Toyah Wilcox was speaking.
Jeezus if you've got her speaking on your behalf you're not really onto a winner are you?
"Thith ith the motht detherving of cautheth and you thould theriouthly thupport it thingularly and with thauthigeth*"
*couldn't think of a way to work sausages into that.
You can watch the video at http://www.thepeoples50million.org.uk/projects/connect2
Yeth, it'th a mythtwy to me.
It'll be interesting to see if they actually do anything useful with the money. If they want to come and convert my road into a Home Zone then they are more than welcome.
I'm not entirely convinced...!
So does segregation!!
There's also a thread over in Campaign that was started a little while back on the Sustrans bid.
can't be a bad thing, gives an option to more sedate cyclists, as the quiet routes do at the moment
might even be some benefits on the main roads too
£50M sounds like a lot doesn't it?
Sustrans will probably collapse under the weight of the money.
£50m won't go far, but for one I'm happy - it's a national project that will benefit many people - not just cycling - one or two projects link communities by bridges over rivers and stuff - not a bad idea at all !
Good news for the many people who will benefit from increased travel options in their locales, less good for the paranoid fantasists that believe the provision of links and routes specifcally for non motorised traffic will result in the dismissal of bicycles from the roads, but they're fairly obviously loons anyway, so on the whole...yay!
If Sherwood Forest had promised to install a full time band of merry men in the woods I would've voted for them though.
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