Quotas for white middle-aged male cyclists in London!

solosuperia
solosuperia 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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  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,512
    I suspect the stats are proportionally similar for cyclists nationwide.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    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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  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 28,177
    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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  • BelgianBeerGeek
    BelgianBeerGeek 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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  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 28,177
    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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  • robert88
    robert88 Posts: 2,696
    It's the BAME game.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,204
    Tell the lazy feckers to get on their bikes.
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  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,789
    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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  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    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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  • mfin
    mfin Posts: 6,729
    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.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 18,500
    Apologies but my apostrophe key seems to have stopped working.
    It happens as you get older. Or maybe your saddle needs adjusting.
  • awavey
    awavey 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
  • manglier
    manglier Posts: 1,227
    [quote=
    Apologies but my apostrophe key seems to have stopped working.[/quote]
    Try holding down Alt then typing 039