Mod Note: Posts #1 - #17 originally in this thread. In relatively flat places like London or indeed pretty much anywhere in Lincolnshire, cycling to a station and then using the train is a reasonable course of action and the provision of cycle lanes can be a good idea. However, there are always going to be large sections of the public who cannot cycle and even less who would, especially in inclement weather. A further issue is in places like Huddersfield, we have cycle lanes which are almost exclusively used by lycra-types from cycling clubs - the reason, most normal people wouldn't even dream of tackling steep hills which are literally all over the place. They are little use for the old, infirm, pregnant, very young, shoppers. Thus the cycle lanes get little use and just eat up much road space which was previously used by cars etc. Apologies if veering on the off-topic mods!