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Just seen this article in the Grauniad about Jesse Norman wanting to increase cycling.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/20/uk-may-consider-electric-vehicle-subsidy-to-increase-cycling

How about you stop writing inflammatory letters to cycling organisations first?

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Bluebug [351 posts] 9 months ago
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Just seen it.

Jesse Norman isn't interested in cycling he's interesting in stopping the government being sued due to air pollution levels and saving cash for the  NHS.

 

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davel [2390 posts] 9 months ago
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He's even more interested in poncing about as a minister and avoiding not nice stories.

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oldstrath [970 posts] 9 months ago
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Bluebug wrote:

Just seen it.

Jesse Norman isn't interested in cycling he's interesting in stopping the government being sued due to air pollution levels and saving cash for the  NHS.

 

Wanting to save money for the NHS shouild motivate him to support cycling and walking, so good. Unfortunately he also indicates a willingness to look at hivis and helmet compulsion, so bad. And then, of course, there's the absolute shite of that letter. So on balance, he might like his bike, but probably has no useful clue how to increase cycling, or even avoid reducing it. 

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brooksby [3299 posts] 9 months ago
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He says in that article he wants to help solve transport problems by shaking the magic money tree and offering help for people to buy electric bikes and electric cars, but then goes on to say that there's no money for cycling infrastructure and that's entirely down to the local authorities to sort out... I think his priorities are guided by which companies are sponsoring his party this week...

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Bluebug [351 posts] 9 months ago
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oldstrath wrote:
Bluebug wrote:

Just seen it.

Jesse Norman isn't interested in cycling he's interesting in stopping the government being sued due to air pollution levels and saving cash for the  NHS.

 

Wanting to save money for the NHS shouild motivate him to support cycling and walking, so good. Unfortunately he also indicates a willingness to look at hivis and helmet compulsion, so bad. And then, of course, there's the absolute shite of that letter. So on balance, he might like his bike, but probably has no useful clue how to increase cycling, or even avoid reducing it. 

He has a belief that helmets will decrease serious head injuries in incidents with large vehicles.  He clearly needs to read the inside of his cycling helmet.

 

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peted76 [1105 posts] 9 months ago
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In Russia, bikes hate Jesse Norman.