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To: AA Roadwatch
Normalise Cycling As A Commuting Choice
For the duration of National Bike Week, June 9th - 17th, we are calling on AA Roadwatch to sign off on each bulletin with the words "And if you're commuting by bike, there are no delays to report and you will almost certainly arrive at the same time as you do every other day".
Why is this important?
We need to normalise cycling as a commuter choice. An announcement such as this, coming from a motoring organisation such as AA Roadwatch, could also help to ease the "them and us" mentality that exists at the moment between motorists and cyclists, while at the same time highlighting one of the many benefits of commuting by bike.
Getting more people to commute by bike will benefit all other road users as it will lead to less congestion in our cities and towns.
Cycle commuting also has the potential, long term, of saving millions of Euro for the health services, both because of the improved air quality and the fact that studies continually show, people who commute by bike are healthier than the general population.
And there is safety in numbers: the more people that choose to cycle as their preferred commuting method, the safer it gets.