What if we had some truly bold and strategic thinking, followed by coherent design and determined action, to refit our whole road network so that it felt once more safe and easy to choose a bike or trike as your regular vehicle for getting to work, school or shopping? Or, indeed, to feel happy about your children and relatives doing so?
How much would this cost?
Elly Blue has had a stab at this in the USA:

http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/05/29/how-much-would-it-cost-to-minneapolize-the-country/

Perhaps we could fund it from a one-off “windfall” tax, a nostalgic day-trip (with cream teas) to the days of “Road Tax”, on all motor vehicles…?

And so to rise, and my journey to work, navigating crowded traffic on two wheels under my own steam. 

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