A View From The Cycle Path)
Thursday, 22 September 2016
News roundup: Children cycling to school, Walking bike championships, Self driving bus, Progress in Assen
Sometimes small items of news aren’t quite enough for a blog post on their own so I’ve combined these:
A Study Tour participant from Uppsala in Sweden just uploaded this video shot two years ago during the school run in Assen. This is an area within a suburb of Assen near local shops built between primary schools (age 5-11). The same thing happens every day.
Parents accompany many younger children, but you’ll note that almost all children of all age groups ride their own bicycles and that older primary school age children are independently mobile. Also note that cycling is always a sociable side-by-side activity. If cycle-paths were so narrow that they enforced one-by-one cycling then they would neither have the required capacity for this many cyclists nor would they be useful for parents accompanying their children.