The new proposed Highway Code will apparently make it compulsory for cyclists to use cycle-specific facilities rather than roads wherever they’re available. Knowing the state of some of the cycle lanes I’m faced with I don’t see this as sensible and hence have signed the petition to have the new highway code rejected by MPs.
Obviously, it’s not going to make any difference, (the government has far stronger groups than cyclists that it doesn’t listen to on a regular basis,) but that’s no reason not to try. The cycle lanes I’d be forced to use are currently half full of diggers around the Olympic site. Am I meant to hop on and off the pavement, into and out of the flow of traffic? It’s just not very well thought out.