Cyclists a menace
Our streets and highways were built for transportation not recreation. Cycling on London’s narrow streets is dangerous and reckless. Motorists face enough issues and perils without adding the interactions of cyclists.
Cities, including London, have provided bike paths for recreational cycling. Those who choose to cycle on busy congested streets do so at a great risk to themselves.
Unlike motorists who are protected by the structure of their vehicles, cyclists ride unprotected against potential accidents with an array of motor vehicles. In most cases, cyclists lack protective clothing worn by motorcyclists.
Cyclists are not licensed nor insured to share roads with motorists. The day of the cycling delivery boys who brought us our newspapers, telegraphs, groceries and drugstore prescriptions is over. It’s time that urban cyclists wise up and seek a safer place to recreate. J. Murphy London