IN HIS criticism of the council’s cycling promotion policy (May 26), Colin Moyes appears to believe that technology will be our saviour.

But whilst it is true that pollution will be reduced by the introduction of electric vehicles (though only partly, since wear and tear on brakes and the road surface cause significant problems) the issue of congestion will remain, and probably increase.

Congestion is the main reason, alongside the aim to reduce the costs of never-ending road casualties, that all councils across the land, and of all parties, are trying to encourage alternatives to the car.

As for “it’s not going to happen” – that was probably a widely held view in cities such as Amsterdam and Copenhagen some years back, which are now cycling friendly and much healthier and safer places to live and visit.


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