Posted by JimKillock |
London will feel dangerous when I get back tomorrow. Denmark’s drivers are incredibly well-behaved and aware of cyclists. Bikes have priority, for instance on roundabouts, which usually have a bike lane around the edge, making it clear that cars have to make way for you.
Bikes are kept out of the way of cars, as much as possible, though. Whether purpose built lanes, footpaths or spaces on the side of the road, you can expect that most of the time you’ll be cycling where cars aren’t allowed to travel.
Back in London, most days I see some sort of dangerous driving. Car drivers, I’m sorry to say, regard bikes as just another vehicle, that can be intimidated if needed. Bike reservations near junctions…