Come summer, London-area cyclists (that’s London, England, BTW) will be allowed to ride against traffic in limited areas in a field test to see if it encourages more people to ride by opening up routes off the main roads.
As quoted in The Evening Standard, Christine Mackenzie Cohen, chairwoman of the corporation’s planning and transportation committee, said: “This project has two main benefits: safety and convenience. It will make cycling in the City safer by enabling cyclists to avoid busy streets.”
She said council chiefs were confident that allowing two-way cycling on one-way streets would not endanger the lives of motorists or cyclists. “The City of London Corporation has spent a lot of time and effort researching the safety aspects.”
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