During an interview on BBC TV Regional News today, it was said that Birmingham is the country’s ‘fat centre’. Dr Ashton [Edgbaston], who was interviewed, said that the increased physical inactivity – especially in young people – is the cause of obesity and ill-health.
He strongly advocated positive action: building safe cycle paths all over the city.
The Cycling Info blogger cites a good inner city cycle path built by Oxford Council, which runs along Donnington Bridge road: “It connects with a cycle path along the river and so provides a good route into town. It is also used by schoolchildren cycling to a local school.”
Other areas are also encouraging cycling.
Actual and aspiring cyclists will heartily agree with the Cycling Info blogger that “improving cycling is much more than painting a few cyclist signs on the road.”