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February 14, 2008

Cycling conditions on campus

Fed up bike commuter wrote (07:30 today)

Actually the really important point is this: cycling is surprisingly unpopular at Warwick, every little new obstruction and difficulty will make it even less of an attractive option.

Personally, I am an ordinary commuter, not a cycling enthusiast. I choose my transport on a practical basis. I see very little advantage in cycling to Warwick. Obviously it is hard work, especially with a child. But more significantly, it is dangerous and clearly unwelcome. Routes are incomplete and full of permanent and temporary obstructions.

If the University wants more people to cycle, there must be a change of attitude throughout the university…

1. don’t let contractors wreck our routes.
2. don’t let staff drive vehicles and park on cycle paths.
3. provide complete safe routes, not just show-piece fragments for the press.
4. enforce road rules.
5. ensure that all drivers at Warwick (including those coming from very different cultures) understand our road laws.

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