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Transport Committee urges Government
to make it easier for councils to bring
in lower speed limits to make roads
safer - and boost cycling spending

Independent [UK], by Jamie Merrill

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/17/2014 11:07:27 PM

The Government needs to make it “easier and cheaper” for councils to bring in lower speed limits to reduce the number of cyclists killed Britain’s road, an influential group of MPs has said. The call for more 20mph speed limits by the Transport Select Committee was accompanied by a demand for a five-fold increase in cycling infrastructure spending to cut casualties. The policy recommendations come in a major new report into cycling safety released today. It argues for a “cultural change” to ease the tensions between motorists and cyclists and calls for the appointment of a “cycling tsar” to coordinate policy

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How to make people not notice that they cannot afford to drive cars: hike the price of gasoline beyond recognition, introduce "congestion pricing" schemes in the cities, have speed cameras everywhere, and finally lower the speed limit to where you might as well walk or ride a rickshaw. "Progress," say the self-styled progressives.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/17/2014 11:32:30 PM     (No. 9929594)

And still stupidity reigns supreme. This is just mind boggling it is so absurd.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/18/2014 1:23:47 AM     (No. 9929656)

The goal: To reduce the mobility of the citizenry to a 14th-century level -- namely, a travel radius from home that consisted of as much (poor) road as one could cover on foot in a day.

Expanding your radius through the ownership of a cart and an ox or a mule or a horse changed the game completely, moving you a great leap closer to being a member of the 1%.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 7/18/2014 3:42:18 AM     (No. 9929698)

I remember a time, not too long ago, when the developed West snickered at China where the entire populace (except the ruling elite) only had bicycles for transportation, while in advanced societies everyone had their own car.

Now every Chinese has a car, and every Westerner is destined to devolve into two-wheel transport.

It won´t be long now before we see Flo selling cycling insurance. Now, that´s "Progressive"!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/18/2014 5:21:30 AM     (No. 9929724)

Geez, what´s next? Band motorized traffic and allow only bikes and horses instead? Talk about a country willingly taking itself back to the 1600s.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimjr, 7/18/2014 9:53:04 AM     (No. 9930088)

How about holding cyclists to the standards when it comes to traffic laws? Cyclists sharing the road do so under the same laws that govern motorists.

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