Sunday, 23 November 2014

A very short blog on cycle proofing

The Cycling Delivery Plan published last week for consultation by the Department for Transport contains 13 mentions of ‘cycle proofing’

proof
pruːf/
adjective
  1. 1.
    able to withstand something damaging; resistant.

Water proof - designed to hold off water

Cycle proof - designed to enable cyclists to get through.

Gibberish.

3 comments:

Phil Jones said...

You're right of course, the phrase isn't good. But the idea behind it - that every transport scheme should provide properly for cycling - is a good one that deserves support.

Charlie Holland said...

Of course I agree completely.

Jim said...

When I was younger, the term idiot-proof confused me, I thought it should describe something that idiots couldn't use, but people kept using it to mean the opposite.

Cycle-safe?

Cycle-parity? Just to signify that the needs of cyclists have been given equal weight to those of motorists (or pedestrians)

AAA-grade cycle provision? (for All Ages and Abilities). Of course that rather suggests that people are working to a defined standard.