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    Stredwick says the gender imbalance in London “reflects the hostile road environment for cycling”. “I’ve come to the conclusion that we get the cyclists we deserve. If we have a street environment that’s hostile, that has no facilities, that has fast traffic with heavy lorries thundering past, we will get low numbers of courageous people, mainly men, on racing bikes and pretty well no one else. But if you provide a street environment where it’s much more egalitarian, where your granny can cycle to the shops safely and have somewhere to park her Dutch-style bike – that’s when we’ll get those kind of cyclists. But you have to be able to provide for them.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    So I need never stop at a red light again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    But if you provide a street environment where it’s much more egalitarian, where your granny can cycle to the shops safely and have somewhere to park her Dutch-style bike – that’s when we’ll get those kind of cyclists. But you have to be able to provide for them.

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    Interesting. Personally I am against the idea. If they cause an accident then they have no insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Interesting. Personally I am against the idea. If they cause an accident then they have no insurance.
    Don't know how it works in France, but in Germany and Switzerland, everyone has personal liability insurance. If a cyclist causes an accident (or goes into the back of car that stops suddenly), it's that insurance that pays out damages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Don't know how it works in France, but in Germany and Switzerland, everyone has personal liability insurance. If a cyclist causes an accident (or goes into the back of car that stops suddenly), it's that insurance that pays out damages.
    Even if everyone had PLI, I would still be against the idea. Some cyclists are just way too aggressive.
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    Ride (non-racing) membership of British Cycling includes liability insurance, £29.70 for the year and loads of other benefits (the 10% off in Halfords has saved me this already).

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