, 01 December 2015, Tags:
So, in the last few weeks I used my bike trailer. I had to take something heavy down Hoe Street. My car brain… “It’s heavy. You have a LEGITIMATE USE for the car! YAY!” My bike brain… “May be legitimate but the traffic’s going to be AWFUL! You’ve SEEN the posts on Walthamstow Parents! Trailer?” Me: “Oh go on then.”
The traffic WAS awful. I had a calm journey with the trailer, and because of that journey remembered that using the trailer is actually fun, so did two more journeys – with my daughter, who LOVED it - that day.
In the last few weeks, I’ve cycled with the trailer more, and recently the traffic on Hoe Street’s been much improved.
I now know that I am living proof of something – something called traffic evaporation. It’s funny – I had to put quite a lot of effort into finding that out, and the evidence, and I wonder who else could have been reassured by it?
Things I like about Mini Holland:
What I don’t like: the A406 is still impenetrable. Would have been so nice to get a cycle way all the way along.
And…cars are more aggressive in Waltham Forest these days. THAT sure hasn’t evaporated.