Ban cyclists for their own sake

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ONCE again I hear the moans of Edinburgh pedalists over their precious bicycles being trapped in tram tracks and throwing their burdens to the ground. Somehow, previous generations of cyclists managed perfectly prior to the departure of the last Edinburgh tram in 1956 – with some lines even having a third slot to ­negotiate.

But, something must indeed be done. It is clear that safety should be the watchword of the City. For minimal expenditure on a few road signs, traffic managers could ban cyclists from all areas with tram tracks. It’s something most right thinking burghers would support. And, after all, if it saves one child.

John Eoin Douglas, Edinburgh

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