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Enforced 20mph limits are key to creating a cycling culture

Francis King Bath BA2
29 March 2019

I write in response to the letter from Paul Biggs about 20mph speed limits (Letters LTT 15 Mar).

Mr Biggs believes that as a cyclist (but mostly a car driver) he prefers to be overtaken closely by every motorist on the road, and that he prefers this to car drivers “hovering” behind his bicycle. 

He also, apparently, believes that we share this viewpoint. I can only say that he is mistaken. I do not feel safe on a bicycle with car drivers trying to push past. In one case when I...

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