More Blacks* Must Be Forced To Cycle – Adviser To London’s Mayor


It would appear that an adviser to London’s Mayor has lost his mind. For we’ve an insistence that either more blacks must be forced to cycle in that city or fewer whites can be allowed to. No, really, we’ve been told that there’s just not enough diversity among those who choose to travel upon two wheels and something must be done. That something including the setting of targets – and we are all interested in how targets are to be enforced, aren’t we?

London cyclists too white, male and middle class, says capital’s cycling chief in vow to tackle diversity ‘problem’

Even the Independent’s not buying this one, note the ” around problem.

Too few women and people from ethnic minority groups cycle in London and more must be done to promote diversity among a largely white, male and middle class biking community, the city’s walking and cycling commissioner has said.

That’s not quite all:

Cycling must be made more attractive to a BME audience, according to the capital’s first walking and cycling commissioner.

No, really, something as trivial as whether people cycle or walk has been colonised by the idea that we must have equal gender and race representation among those who do.

Our own suspicion here is that the real question to be answered is why is the London administration employing at least one idiot too many?

*Yes, in Britspeak, “black” is correct, the official designations are BAME or BME, black and minority ethnic or black, minority ethnic.

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