An authoritative voice is always handy when you’re fighting for improvements. This short film* for the London festival of architecture has been made by John Snow on ‘bicycle assignment to New Horizons’ (a youth centre) . Following Jon on his excursion around central London, it contains the type of comments, witticisms and muttered abuse (“No! Stop where you are…….Oaf” at 2 mins 40) that either flow around my mind or squeak out of the corner of my mouth the minute I leave the leafy confines of Bute Park and enter the gladiatorial arena of Boulevard De Nantes (though I hasten to add that Boulevard De Nantes is nothing like Euston Road). Whilst Jon may be just as clued up on the issues that surround city cycle use as any regular and observant** commuter, he almost certainly has the trustworthy, scholarly, media profile that most of us lack.
Fight on, Jon.
*This “Wheels of chance” video is not to be confused with James’ ‘Wheels of chance’ video, which is rather more fluffy.
**There’s a very valid observation about cycle parking right at the end. Ta! (It keeps some of us gamefully employed).