For those people who ride bikes, London Mayor Boris Johnson reportedly wants to make some bicycle facility use mandatory where available, according to ITV news. Transport for London (TfL) responded to multiple media requests for comment, saying they have no plans to mandate cyclist use of London’s bicycle superhighways.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s newly reshuffled cabinet includes Simon Burns. In 2008, the Conservative Party politician was involved in a collision with a cyclist as he drove his SUV out of Westminster Palace into Parliament Square.
Cheers to Lancashire, England police for their aggressive bicycle anti-theft campaign. Jeers for their apparently heavy handed application of “stop and show proof”. Police in Lancashire, England stop cyclists and ask them to show proof of ownership in anti-theft campaign.
UK Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker, who is responsible for cycling, walking and local transportation planning, has attracted some controversy from car-driving road safety advocates. Baker likes to demonstrate the safety of cycling by riding without a bicycle helmet.
Baker earned fame earlier in his political career by eschewing a government provided car and electing to use a Brompton folding bicycle for trips between his office and the House of Commons.
Model Kelly Brook joined Olympic gold medalist Chris Hoy on old fashioned cycles in an appearance to announce the return of Sky Ride, the British open streets event that attracted over 100,000 people to ride their bikes last August.
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