And when I took my #bike out on Saturday, it was a workout 🏋️ pushing my bike up the steep ramp to exit the building. I'll get used to it, but...
In my view, if wheelchairs and scooters for elderlies can pass through the lobby (surely they won't ban them!), it can't be that bad to allow other types of light wheels like #bicycles.
@evelyn So frustrating - and a common problem. As you say, there's no real difference to pushing a cycle versus prams, wheelchairs, mobility scooters etc.
A slightly different but related example from Oxford that I tweeted about last month - the University Parks don't even permit cycles to be pushed in their grounds! Of course, there's no ban on the aforementioned prams etc. Maddenning!
@BicycleBen Side note, I wish I had found you on twitter before I left there. It seems we had many of the same following/followers.
Ah well… I found you now. 😆
Like fining #cyclists in some cities if they don't wear a helmet. I say advocate* the use of it and encourage* people. But adding to their burdens? A helmet won't save them anyway. Fortunately no one's required that of pedestrians.
"Sir, do not step out of your home without your helmet. You can slip, fall and hit your head!"
Oh. My. Goodness. 🙄
Lord, save us from ourselves. 🙏
@evelyn @ruari Helmets - one of cycling's most toxic debates. My stance is strictly personal choice. They're rarely worn in the Netherlands outside of sporty rides and they're not rated for collisions with motor vehicles or high speed impacts anyway. For everyday riding they're a red herring and an obstruction to being able to use a cycle quickly and easily.
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