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The Aldens on cycling

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[Birmingham Post, 11 Sep 2014]

[…] at the Edgbaston District committee Coun Deirdre Alden (Con, Edgbaston) said she was concerned that such a large amount of effort and investment was being spent on a mode of transport predominantly used by young men.

“The vast majority of cyclists on our roads are young, white men,” she said.

She added that, while there were exceptions, “most elderly people are not going to cycle, and it would be dangerous for them to start on our streets now”.

The councillor said disabled people did not benefit from cycling and that “women of any ethnic group who wish to wear modest clothing, and I count myself in that category, are not going to cycle. It is a discriminatory form of transport”.
[…]
And Coun John Alden (Con, Harborne) argued cyclists should be licensed and insured like motorists are if they wished to use the road.

Councillor Robert Alden on cycling

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Written by beleben

September 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Posted in Birmingham, Centro, Cycling

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