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On 10/11/2012 09:01, Ian Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Nov 2012 03:52:01 -0800 (PST), PhilO <goo18...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Friday, November 9, 2012 8:40:19 AM UTC, Dave VOR wrote:
>>> When will they realise that;
>>> "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a legitimate mode of
>>> transport; it is either a toy for children or a vehicle fit only
>>> for the poor and/or strange. For them, cycling is a bit
>>> embarrassing, they fail to see its purpose, and have no interest
>>> in integrating it into their lives, certainly on a regular basis."
>> Exactly - that's why they are spending money trying to change that
>> attitude. Dave Horton's report (which you quoted above) reached
>> that conclusion:
> Why does Dave (idiot Dave, not Dave Horton) continue to post his
> quote? Is he really too stupid to realise that teh person he is
> quoting was saying that the 'many people' are wrong in their opinon?
He wasn't saying that, idiot boy. He was saying that it was "their
opinion". Despite being a cyclist he conducted the research correctly.
He may not have agreed with "their opinion", but he reported what he found.
> The statement he quotes is completely true, just as is teh statement
> that at one time many people believed that the earth was flat and teh
> whole of teh universe - earth, sun, stars and all, rotyated around
Completely irrelevant rubbish.
> Yes Dave, many people do not recognise the bicycle as a legitimate
> form of transport. They are wrong. That's the point of the quote you
> keep promoting.
If they are "wrong", that is your opinion. Since only 2% of journeys are
made on silly Victorian diversions, it is the opinion of an
"Years of government efforts to promote cycling have had almost no
impact on a sceptical population who largely view bikes as either
children's toys or the preserve of Lycra-clad hobbyists, a university
study has found".
That is the opinion of the population. Thats what properly carried out
research found. You may not like it, being a Lycra-clad hobbyist, but
it remains true.
"The coalition has pledged more than £500m over five years on
pro-cycling efforts. But the research indicates these reach only the
small proportion of people already interested in cycling, leaving others
Vast sums of wasted public money have not changed that opinion.
Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton, of Lancaster
University, wrote in an interim assessment of the Understanding Walking
and Cycling study. "For them, cycling is a bit embarrassing, they fail
to see its purpose, and have no interest in integrating it into their
lives, certainly on a regular basis."