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Published On: Wed, Jan 30th, 2013 at 6:08pm

Letter to the Editor – Princes Street traffic ban




7 Spey Terrace

28th January 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,


As Spokes, the apologists for pedal cyclists, are seeking to ban all
traffic from Princes Street apart from trams and their accursed
velocipedes, I’m surprised that they aren’t also asking City of
Edinburgh Council to ban trams in view of that curious fatal mutual
attraction between bicycle wheel and tram track which seems to lead to
nothing but spills, thrills and insurance claims.

Bearing in mind how often I see narrow misses between irresponsible
pedestrians and the furiously riding generally unilluminated pedalists
represented by Spokes, perhaps pedestrians should be banned as well.

After all, if it saves one cyclist…

John Eoin Douglas

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About the Author


Founding Editor of The Edinburgh Reporter.
Edinburgh-born multimedia journalist, and always available for freelance work.
A keen iPhoneographer!

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