Why is there a problem about cyclists in Britain ? The Times Newspaper wants more Freedom for Cyclists. The idea is not wrong, but one has to take into account many factors.
The age of the cyclist, where any cyclist is allowed to cycle and where not, which roads are barred or not, the answers to these questions will often vary due to the size of the "town".
To avoid legal complications special road signs for cyclists must be installed and, this is vital, every cyclist over a certain age must be insured !!! This would make cyclists aware of their rights but also of their obligations !!!
The way Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, re-acts to the forgoing will vary widely with those of the Mayor of a small town !!!