On Monday, 5000 cyclists rode around the Houses of Parliament to demand Space for Cycling in London.
Today, while riding some evening laps of Regents Park, I came upon one of the traffic lights. A minivan had stopped in the bike bay. Stopping a motor vehicle in the bike bay at a traffic light is an offense that carries a £60 fine and costs you three points on your driving license as well. So what did the Metropolitan Police van sitting behind this minivan do?
Gunned the engine and nearly sideswiped me while trying to overtake me from the light, because instead of being in the bike bay at the front of the light like I'd expected, I was trapped alongside the minivan.
Safe cycling in London has a long way to go yet.