Daily: On Your Bike, Britain!

More bikes and fewer cars on the road has turned out to be one of the unexpected dividends of COVID. But can Britain ever get to an Amsterdam-style paradise of bikes? And will Britons ever stop raging about cyclists? Coventry’s Cycling Mayor Adam Tranter – he’s all bike chain, no gold chain – tells Justin Quirk what’s needed to get Britain into the saddle.

  • “Most people don’t know this but Coventry practically invented the modern bicycle.”
  • “Paris has transformed into a bike-friendly city in less than a year. If you build it, they will come.”
  • “If we’re not careful we could lose this moment to change our streets and cities for good.”
  • “With lockdown, people felt like they could use bike safely with the family for the first time in decades.”

Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production


 

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