The temperature today has varied between -1 C and 0 C. Just below, or at, freezing point. And it's been foggy for the entire day too. Not great visibility, and rather chilly conditions for cycling.
However, the cycle paths have no ice and us cyclists are over here on the cycle path instead of mixed in with the cars over there.
The result is that there are as many cyclists as on any other day. i.e. lots of them.
This includes those three children riding along beside each other in this photo (one holding her friend's handlebars as they go along together) as well as the adults following behind.
In circumstances like this, the enhanced subjective safety of a separate cyclepath makes a huge difference to whether adults will cycle - or let their children cycle without supervision.
There are other posts about cycling in winter.
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