Sustrans, the Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) and British Cycling used the report to reinforce their own messages to government as to what would radically improve cycle safety.
“If the Government is serious about making our roads safer it must show clear leadership. A great start would be to reduce our default residential speed limit from 30 to 20 miles per hour, which will make our communities safer for everyone,” said Sustrans Chief Executive Malcolm Shepherd.
CTC’s official press release response stated: “CTC has attributed the deterioration in road safety for all transport modes to a decline in road traffic policing and the consequence of the Government’s rhetoric of ‘ending the war on the motorist’.” [BikeRadar]
See this just sums up the bicyclist mentality perfect and shows that it’s the same no matter where you go. Bicyclists are getting hurt, you say? Well it definitely can’t be because riders are acting like assholes. It’s probably because there aren’t as many police around to stop the drivers from just straight up running everyone off the road like the post-apocalyptic Road Warrior hate-demons that they are.
Seriously though I kind of have to admire the balls on these bicyclists. What’s that? Drivers hate being stuck behind bicyclists who are going way too slow? Well obviously the answer is to just lower the speed limit to the speed of a bike. See? Everyone’s happy.