Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Can the UK ever be like Utrecht?

If you have been following the reporting of Tour de France by ITV4 you may have seen the piece last week by Chris Boardman on cycling in the Netherlands. If not then take 5 minutes to view the ITV video: http://www.itv.com/tourdefrance/features/video-chris-boardman-on-the-dutch-love-affair-with-cycling [being ITV there is a 30 second advert at the start before the serious message]
Even if you did see it the first time it is worth watching again and reflecting on how we could bring about similar changes here. While present policies are most unlikely to transform any of the cities or towns in Derbyshire into anything like Utrecht, just imagine how much more pleasant life would be if we achieved even a small advance towards that standard.