Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Another of the reasons why it's so good to have a comprehensive network of cycle paths is that they also are good for people with disabilities to travel by bike.
In this case, two people are riding on an electric assist trike carrying a wheelchair across the back. I saw them first on the way into town, and a few minutes later I saw them again travelling in the opposite direction.
The bike's great, allowing a couple to ride together in this way.
However, uninterrupted and unobstructed infrastructure are necessary from the suburbs to the city centre to make it possible for them to use it in this way in comfort, with no problems due to fighting through traffic.
In countries where there isn't such infrastructure, lobbyists for people with disabilities ought to be asking for it. It improves people's lives.