I think it's a good article, but the fact is the politicians know where their bread is buttered, and it's not the 2% of bike riders. I can't see proper infrastructure for bikes happening in my lifetime. Without proper infrastructure, the appetite for cycling is diminished, it's just too damn dangerous out there on the roads. My local council BCP (Bournemouth Poole and Christchurch), just plays at it, getting central government grants allocated for cycling infrastructure and what do they do; they just play at it-beautiful cycle paths for a couple of hundred meters then bam, you're plonked back into a massive roundabout with nowhere to go, cars and trucks whizzing round with no inkling there are 2 wheelers there. The planners (I hesitate to call them that) haven't got a clue. BCP are just a waste of space and my money.