For those that already travel in heavily congested areas, seeing bicycles overtake cars may already be commonplace. For many, this will become a more familiar sight on the roads as cars across Britain are expected to become slower than bicycles in less than 10 years.
Cyclists that don’t abide by the rules of the road, such as stopping at red lights, undertaking and disregarding zebra crossings, for example, can be a frustration for drivers. But should they have number plates and MOT tests to hold them accountable?
Rob Hull, the Mail Online, reports:
Our emergency services work hard to keep us safe, and quite often with ambulances, time is critical in saving lives. So, what if our roads changed to make it more difficult to let ambulances past? People fear that designated, curbed off cycle paths may be doing just this.
Classic car and van company Ford are looking at new ways to make a profit involving ‘Smart Transport Systems’. Ford is bringing out an e-bike which will come in two models, one for commuters and the other as a commercial bike for couriers.
The Department for Transport has revealed shocking figures regarding the numbers of accidents involving cyclists over the last 5 years in the country’s capital.
The details were reported in a news article by the BBC:
While many would agree getting on two wheels is a great idea to save money and help the planet; however, some cyclists seem to be taking advantage of cars and not obeying the rules of the road just to get ahead.
Incorrect pressure in your tyres can have a multitude of effects, from decreased fuel efficiency to increasing stopping distance.
Traffic congestion wastes drivers’ time and fuel, pollutes the atmosphere, reduces employment, and pushes businesses and shoppers away from cities.