Message from cycling heaven: it’s not that fantastic here

Cycling as a cure for the problem of the congested city resulted in highly marketable engineering knowledge: separate bicycle paths, bicycle traffic lights, bicycle rain sensors, bicycle speed bumps, bicycle roundabouts, bicycle parking facilities, bicycle highways, and bicycle streets – a street where the cyclist – as an exception – has priority over the motorist. It works fantastically, I am grateful for it, and I enjoy it every day. However, it dawned on me during the corona pandemic that this remedy also has its drawbacks. The bicycle path is a medicine with serious side effects.