Radwege in London: Radfahren und überleben | Cycle paths in London: Cycling and surviving. (taz)


Bicycle area at road junction in London

Bicycle area at road junction in London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Die deutsche Version erklärt sich von selber,  interessant war bei den Recherchen des Berichts die Unfähigkeit (gewollt oder ungewollt) der Pressesprecher für Verkehrswesen des Bürgermeisters meine Fragen trotz deren Versprechen zu beantworten.

Zum vollen Bericht:  www.taz.de/Radwege-in-London/!114047/

English:

This article explains the recent announcement on changes on cycling in London after the release of the mayor Boris Johnson’s  policy statement of intend entitled ‘A cycling vision for London.’   The article explains the importance of the local lobby group London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and the transport committee of the Greater London Assembly.  Their chair Caroline Pidgeon said amongst others (this is not in the article) that their own consultations, which included expert witnesses from Holland and Denmark alongside discussions on twitter had helped and kept the pressure on.

LCC added that the talks this time involved all stakeholders, because all had an interest in higher safety.  Pidgeon stated that the money set aside by the mayor represented no real term increase.

Curious in the making of the article was the mayoral press office failure to answer my questions (even though I had extended their deadline three times by a several days up to over a week), and in spite of promises and reminders.  Officially I was told they were too busy and that I had asked quite a few in depth questions.

Full report (use google translate if you do not read German) :  www.taz.de/Radwege-in-London/!114047/

 

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