Cycling is cool – and it is making a comeback and even growing in popularity. More than 3000 cyclists are expected to pedal round Penang Island tomorrow.
This is the fourth edition of the Campaign For A Lane (CFAL), which is being organised by G-Club, the Rotary Club and the Penang Island Municipal Council. More information on the G Club website.
If this event continues to grow, then we can expect the campaign for a dedicated bicycle lane to gain momentum so that we can have dedicated cycle lanes now rather than by 2020 and related amenities such as shower facilities at work.
And that wouldn’t be a bad thing given the rising congestion on the roads around the country.
Incidentally, the third largest city in China, Guangzhou has begun restricting cars. See a New York Times report here.
And to think Guangzhou is a major auto manufacturing city! But as one motorist quoted in the NYT report says, “What do we need gross domestic product for if we don’t have health?”