Transport: Westminster Inquest

"There is no doubt," said Coroner Ingleby Oddie, "that today the streets of London are getting too dangerous for bicycles. The time will come when they will not be allowed in the streets during the busiest hours."

"The output of the manufacturers," said Secretary Crowe of Britain's National Cyclists' Union, "has never been so big as it is now. The figure is round about 10,000,000 vehicles, or five or six times the number of motor cars."

"It is a terrible thing," said Ingleby Oddie, "for a wife to be suddenly bereft of her husband merely because he used what is now in London...

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