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Quotas for white middle-aged male cyclists in London!

solosuperiasolosuperia Posts: 333
edited May 2018 in The cake stop
Cyclists in London are too white, male and middle class, says bike tsar in diversity push to stop the rise of 'Mamils'.
London's bike tsar Will Norman has vowed to diversify cycling in the city.
Isn't he make himself looking a fool by saying such things, Alright I can understand he wants to have more people cycling a balance of sexes and ethnic diversity of people using their bikes to commute or travel in London is no bad thing.
But having a dig at the middle-class white male isn't going to help is it?

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,292 Lives Here
    I suspect the stats are proportionally similar for cyclists nationwide.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    edited May 2018
    He shouldn't be stopping the rise of any demographic of cyclist, rather he should be encouraging other demographics to catch up with the higher-represented.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 22,349
    Did he mention quotas or are you just making that up so that you have something about which to feel hard done by?
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  • BelgianBeerGeekBelgianBeerGeek Posts: 5,226
    If he works for a public body then there is a duty to promote equality and inclusion. I suspect this may have been misreported.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 22,349
    If he works for a public body then there is a duty to promote equality and inclusion. I suspect this may have been misreported.
    You don't say.
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  • robert88robert88 Posts: 2,696
    It's the BAME game.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,190
    Tell the lazy feckers to get on their bikes.
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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,808
    The barriers to greater ethnic diversity amongst cyclists are mainly from within the cultural norms of those groups. There is a problem, it shouldnt be read that mamils are the problem but rather the cultures that see Colnagos as for those who cant afford a BMW or Mercedes.

    Apologies but my apostrophe key seems to have stopped working.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    The barriers to greater ethnic diversity amongst cyclists are mainly from within the cultural norms of those groups. There is a problem, it shouldnt be read that mamils are the problem but rather the cultures that see Colnagos as for those who cant afford a BMW or Mercedes.

    Apologies but my apostrophe key seems to have stopped working.

    Well said.
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    Ben6899 wrote:
    The barriers to greater ethnic diversity amongst cyclists are mainly from within the cultural norms of those groups. There is a problem, it shouldnt be read that mamils are the problem but rather the cultures that see Colnagos as for those who cant afford a BMW or Mercedes.

    Apologies but my apostrophe key seems to have stopped working.

    Well said.

    Yes, well said about the apostrophe key not working.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 10,200
    Apologies but my apostrophe key seems to have stopped working.
    It happens as you get older. Or maybe your saddle needs adjusting.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    rjsterry wrote:
    If he works for a public body then there is a duty to promote equality and inclusion. I suspect this may have been misreported.
    You don't say.

    not like the Indie to misquote people though is it ?
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cycling-london-uk-sadiq-khan-bikes-race-class-gender-a8367916.html

    but whilst the debate focuses on just why white middle aged male cyclists ride in London, no-ones asking the questions about why the programs to build more infra for everyone to use, seems to not be making as much progress these days, sure its purely coincidental
  • mangliermanglier Posts: 841
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    Apologies but my apostrophe key seems to have stopped working.[/quote]
    Try holding down Alt then typing 039
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