For Charlie Hewblen and others who find the cost of car ownership prohibitive, cycling can be the most cost effective way to get around. He pedals to work every day, rain or shine. More protected space on the road would make his journey safer.
Does it make sense to endorse a plan that calls for a goal of 40 people dying or being seriously injured simply because they choose to walk, or ride a bike? Or for 280 people to die or be maimed because they are going somewhere in a car?
When considering transportation, it’s natural to think of a vehicle, but the structures we build, where we locate them and how we arrange them, have a profound impact on the way we move and how far we travel.