Shout out to whichever student gave me their stomach bug yesterday, because I’m using some of this sick day to catch up on great articles like this one and other bike-nerdy things.
The whole article is great and you should read the whole thing, but to sum up what we need to change about how we think about getting around our cities:
Everyone has their opinion on what causes congestion, many of which are conflicting. The causes are complex, but 75% of congestion is caused simply by there being too great a demand for our limited street space. Or, without the jargon: too many motor vehicles and too few people in them. To solve the problem, the report recommends that the mayor should prioritise the efficient use of our roads, saying that the “most space-efficient means of moving people – walking, cycling and public transport – should be prioritised over low-occupancy private transport.”