Tonight hundreds of cyclists will leave work early in order to stage their deaths in central London as part of a “mass die-in” outside TfL.
This peaceful protest is asking for:
The Mayor and Boroughs to spend at least the same per person on cycling provision as The Netherlands (the UK spends about £1.25 per person – The Netherlands spends about £33 per person);
It occured to me that all of the people taking part are spending perhaps a couple of hours of work time on decorating their bikes, getting there safely and in plenty of time, and dying theatrically. That equates to spending of roughly £26 each in labour only. Given their target of obtaining funding of £33 per person (presumably per cyclist?), or just £2.75 per month why don’t they just stay at work and pool the money between themselves? Given the level of concern on this issue I’m sure the mayor would procure the necessary permissions for them to develop their own cycle routes with their own money.
£2.75 is less than some people spend saving lives in Africa, why not spend it on your own lives here rather than asking others to pay for you.