I’d love to cycle places but unfortunately the roads are too dangerous. The green paint idea was stuuuuupid.!
Bike lanes that begin nowhere and end nowhere, or, worse, merge with bus lanes, seems to be a good way of killing cyclists.
Here, in Wigan, roads are still meant to serve horse carriage trade and don’t really cope with two lorries passing each other, at some points.
The most infamous is our own dear Saddle Junction, where bus lane, bike lane and the lane, for Other traffic, all merge to pass under a railway arch before immediately expanding into a five lane super roundabout.
Your problems in London (seemingly the only place that matters to any political organisation) are trivial: At least your Mayor is a dedicated cyclist.
If you want me to become a cyclist, then give me roadways that don’t take motorised vehicles (granny wagons with speed limiters are OK).
It wouldn’t necessarily increase congestion if you took a leaf from Chester’s book. combined with that of Warrington.