Jeremy Vines’ commuting experience

Jeremy Vine on his bike. Photo from Daily Mail.

Jeremy Vine on his bike. Photo from Daily Mail.

Jeremy Vine, the popular Radio 2 presenter, has written of his traumatic experiences as a cyclist on Londons streets in this newspaper article. He is not a lycra-clad cyclo-warrior, he’s just someone who wants to use his bike to get to work, thus saving money, getting fitter and healthier (and consequently reducing traffic congestion, pollution and noise).

However, his experiences reflect the dangers the current road set-up presents to anyone wishing to commute by bike. It’s of course much worse in London, but the same dangers apply to other towns and cities in this country to one extent or another.

This is another example of how implementation of the Bike Tube proposal would revolutionise urban transit. It would totally separate cyclists from traffic and, at the same time provide a comfortable and sheltered-from-the-weather cycling environment.

Cycling, in itself is not dangerous, but cycling in the midst of ignorant and abusive drivers is!



One Response to Jeremy Vines’ commuting experience

  1. I think everything published made a ton of sense.
    But, think about this, what if you typed a catchier post title?
    I am not saying your information is not good., however
    suppose you added a post title to possibly get a person’s attention?
    I mean Jeremy Vines commuting experience | Cycling Nelly is kinda plain.
    You could peek at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create article titles to get viewers to click.
    You might add a video or a related picture or two to get
    people interested about what you’ve got to say.
    Just my opinion, it would make your posts a little bit more interesting.

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