Si wrote:Make no mistake - this is not about avoiding roads altogether, but making enticing places for the newcomer to start. Once they have started, and have started to gain confidence, we give them the tools to ride on the road.
Please excuse me for quoting just one paragraph, but to me this paragraph is key.
I have many misgivings about the potential of segregated facilities for increasing cycling, but if "enticing places" encourage people to start cycling, and they progress to cycling anywhere, I'm all in favour.
In much the same way as car drivers start learning about the steering wheel and brake in places with little other traffic.
Henry741 wrote:Roads with speed limits over 40mph to have separate cycle path (not shared with peds)
If the paths had no financial, environmental or social cost, fine. But they do have such costs. (The social cost is because not all roads will get their cycle path at the same time, and some will never get them at all, and cyclists will be discouraged from using these.)