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[Nov. 8th, 2012|01:46 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Liveblog your day? Do you not have work to do or something? You clearly don't have proxy servers which prevent you from constantly refreshing livejournal anyway.

When I was walking from home to the station this morning I saw, for the second time in a few days, a small child being propelled along on one of these. What the actual fvck? It seems fairly obvious to me that cycling in rush hour London traffic is risky to say the least, and not something you'll catch me doing, but if you want to put yourself at that risk knock yourself out. But pushing your child ahead of you into the oncoming lunatics behind wheels? Really? That doesn't strike me as the action of an entirely responsible parent.

[User Picture]From: shermarama
2012-11-09 08:46 am (UTC)
But DARLING they are SIMPLY ADORABLE and EVERYONE HAS THEM IN AMSTERDAM etc. Which they do, but the traffic regime is rather different here. Cyclists have precedence over just about everything and car drivers genuinely look out for them and expect to have to keep out of their way.

You could try being grateful that no-one's taken up the other Dutch way of transporting children on bikes, which is to have them stand on the luggage rack at the back and hold on to the parent's shoulders.
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