What makes Cambridge a model cycling city?
Remarkably, our author, a cyclist, doesn\’t mention this fairly important fact.
You could, for example, have all of the same infrastructure in Bath and you\’d end up with the same three mad people you have now on bicycles. Because the place is built on a series of steep hills. That the university is on top of Claverton Down….the south of the city is built upon said Claverton Down, Combe Down, Odd Down and Southdown…..down in this part of the world meaning \”up\” or hill……doesn\’t really help.
Similarly, stick Landsdown, Widcombe hills (or, for the really masochistic, Weston hill) or the Wellsway in Cambridge and watch the car population soar.