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As Spokes, the apologists for pedal cyclists, are seeking to ban all traffic from Princes Street apart from trams and their accursed velocipedes, I’m surprised they aren’t also asking the council to ban trams in view of that curious fatal mutual attraction between bicycle wheel and tram track which seems to lead to nothing but spills, thrills and insurance claims.

Bearing in mind how often I see narrow misses between irresponsible pedestrians and the furiously riding, generally unilluminated pedallists represented by Spokes, perhaps pedestrians should be banned as well. After all, if it saves one cyclist…

John Eoin Douglas