Quietway: give it a go
31 August, 2018
• AS a long-term resident of the Amwell area, I know my neighbours and shopkeepers are a generous, spirited lot, which makes the fury of some towards cyclists hard to understand.
I cross Amwell Street on foot on my way to and from work at the times cyclists commute, and at other times. I have found cyclists and motorists alike courteous.
There are, of course, regular breaks in cycle and motor traffic in line with the traffic lights in Pentonville Road and Rosebery Avenue. On the occasions when I have seen an emergency vehicle in the street, cyclists have quickly moved – not always so easy for cars and lorries.
Not only are children and adults much more likely to be killed or injured by a vehicle, but there is increasing evidence that emissions from vehicles damage cognition in young and old. With a primary school whose windows open onto Amwell Street, isn’t it worth giving the Quietway a go?