Letters: Italian way to live with bikes

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The Independent Online
Sir: Three days ago, I was sitting in a cafe in Tuscany, watching the morning progress. In the three yards between my table and the lady selling flowers, there was a steady flow of pedestrians, cyclists and mopeds. There was no pavement edge, no bollards, and people just weaved around one another, with barely a cross word or an angry glance.

The law about cycling on pavements is silly, and should be scrapped. It cannot ever reasonably be enforced. What we need is a change of attitude that rejoices in other people going about their business, rather than condemns imagined slights.


Oxford Friends of the Earth