greetings Jenny, you will see that I have a pop at most people who just give a link (in fact I thought I was being quite gentle - I'm far worse with those who put up links to tweets but don't have views).
Here's the artcle (just cut and past the whole thing with http in it as well) [www.theguardian.com
It seems to want to cover everything and does not live up to its title. There are interesting studies in Copenhagen, which has the benefits of less cars and more space for bikes, and in Germany where they seem to be used when you are drunk. There is also some discussion about hire schemes but concerns that they go the same way as our yellow bike scheme. Some of the debate on this site is more illuminating.
Greetings Sidhue - I certainly wasn't having a pop at you. I do think it will be a shame if some give up the conventional bike for the e-bike due to the health benefits. I could certainly have a push up the hill by an electric motor.
Greetings fishbiscuits - I overeacted to a post which I thought was having a go at cyclists, which you normally get on this sort of discussion. But I didn't read it properly and jumped to the wrong conclusion. And thanks for the amusing comment on petrol engines. Made me smile.
And greetings to the rest of the EDF.