Could London ever become this civilised? Or must every journey involve a running of the gauntlet, sharing tiny spaces with huge vehicles, oblivious, aggressive or on the phone drivers coccooned in their metal boxes, cycle lanes that go nowhere etc? As a daily cyclist, I can confirm it's a jungle out there, even on the roads of Tooting and Balham which I use a lot. You have to keep your wits about you to stay safe. If only here was as cool and bike/people friendly as Amsterdam!
Meanwhile 20's Plenty looks to implement a 20mph speed limit where people live. I recently petitioned a Council meeting requesting this in my street. Why not do the same for yours? Already over 12m people live in local authority areas which are adopting this policy - why not round here too? Despite Wandsworth Council never seeming keen on actually DOING anything in this area (better at talking), it's up to us as individuals to keep applying pressure. There is an election next year ... politicians do seem to be interested in those. DT