Adrian Lawson of the Reading Cycle Campaign was interviewed this morning, 10th March 2014, on Anne Diamond’s BBC Radio Berkshire show at just after 11am.
The setup was a recent survey (?) which indicated that people are taking fewer bicycle trips, perhaps because of the “recent” spate of cycle deaths – which is probably in reference to the cluster of people being killed on London’s roads last autumn. That brought out over a thousand people for a die-in at the Transport for London’s headquarters. A poll around that time was reported by BBC on 6 December 2013: London cyclists: Poll finds 80% more concerned about safety.
Today’s interview turned quite positive about cycling right from the start! It didn’t take long before Adrian offered reasons why Reading is poor for bicycle usage (political will and ownership of a bus company); and then highlighted how hilly Exeter can set an example for Reading (and other places!) when it comes to creating space for cycling.
You can “listen again” to the interview on the BBC iPlayer for the next few days: click HERE (starts at 01:18:42)