LETTER : Public transport builds community spirit

Sir: In response to your leading article, "Sitting next to Mr Norris" (10 February), may I suggest that if Steven Norris wishes to avoid those dreadful human-beings he purchase a bicycle?

This is a greener, healthier and more enjoyable form of transport than either the car or public transport, and until both politicians and the great unwashed on Britain's buses embrace (metaphorically) the humble bike, our cities will continue to choke and our children will grow increasingly asthmatic.

Yours sincerely,

Howard Ingram


10 February