We've got your number... maybe

By sizemore Last edited 152 months ago
We've got your number... maybe

This could get interesting:

Number plates for bicycles are being considered by the mayor in a bid to improve cycling standards. Ken Livingstone believes bicycles and their owners should be registered so that law-breakers can be caught.

Crazy idea? Good idea? We're not sure... This all kicked off after Ken did something we thought no one in their right mind did - he listened to a caller on a live radio phone-in show. Some people as you expect are a tad unhappy at the idea:

The RAC Foundation and British Cycling, the sports' governing body, said the proposal was "impractical, bureaucratic and dangerous".

We get pissed off at the odd pavement peddler too, but tarring everyone who rides a bike with the same brush seems a tad harsh. Part of the beauty of the bicycle is that it's cheap, easy and most importantly green. As Edmund King of the RAC Foundation said "We need to encourage cycling rather than put people off."

Last Updated 28 July 2006