So, now we know. Our roads aren't fit for cycling. Too much danger and conflict. (Cue Sustrans survey, Guardian  and road.cc .)
Surely, better clarity over road space can only benefit all road users? When you ask the Great Public why they don't cycle they tend to say "There aren't any cycle lanes" and "I don't know where I am suppose to cycle" and "Too much traffic, too many cars". Isn't that a clear call for clearer space delineation?
What's keeping us? It appears to me it's drivers who hold up progress. Or maybe it's the politicians believing that driving is oh-so essential to life, the universe and generally everything. But. Really. Is it? And why would you think that way anyways?
I'd suggest that better clarity over space helps everyone. Including drivers. For our towns and cities, it's a no-brainer. We must start to fairly share out our space by creating clearer spaces, and give clarity over its use.
We could then do away with the riling road rage, claims over "who pays for the roads", whose space it is, and all the uninformed and dirty arguments floating about in our heads (and coming out of our mouths).
Let's do it. Clearer delineation of space. It's for everyone.
So we all can say.... cycling, why? Because I love it!