Today I am going to drive

I don’t like it. I don’t want to but I am about to drive to a meeting. It has snowed again, it is snowing again but it is not the snow that means I am going to drive.

It is not the distance that means I am going to drive.

It is not the cold that means I am going to drive.

It is not fear of falling off my bike that means I am going to drive.

It is not lack of time that means I am going to drive.

 

The only reason I am going to drive is that I do not trust car drivers. I do not trust car drivers to take enough care. There are no cycle paths on the roads where I am going. There are no off road routes I can take.

The roads are full of people insulated from their surroundings and I don’t trust them to not hit me.

So if you are a car driver and find the roads too congested then I suggest you look at your behaviour and what you can do to make others feel more safe. If they feel safe to walk or cycle when you are driving then you will benefit from less congestion.

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