Monday, November 1, 2010

Norman Baker Says Something!

Speaking at the Fleet News Green Summit, Norman Baker, minister for stuff Philip Hammond can't be bothered with, said "I want companies to offer their employees bikes for short journeys." Wow. The takeup of this offer might be less than enthusiastic given the government's total lack of commitment to providing safe cycling infrastructure.
“I want to work with fleets to reduce travel," said Baker. "We must reduce unnecessary travel." This is surely heresy, as it implies that not all journeys are necessary. Someone should tell Transport for London about these unnecessary journeys, so they can immediately reallocate some roadspace to cycling.

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