ArticlesBlog Why Isn’t Cycling Normal in London? August 28, 2019100 Related tags : Amsterdam Bike lane bikes in London Boris bikes Cycle lanes cycle paths Cycle superhighways Cycling Cycling in London episode 5 Jay Foreman London London cycling part 5 superhighway TfL Unfinished London Unfinished London 5 Post navigation Previous Article Advanced Badminton Techniques : How to Hit a Flick Serve in Badminton Next Article Speaking English by Prof Sumita Roy at IMPACT SEPT 2015 Comments (100) July 27, 2019 at 6:46 am You are showing pictures of Utrecht where you meant to put pictures of Amsterdam 😉 Reply July 28, 2019 at 7:18 pm Or you could just use the underground and you know… Walk Reply July 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm 2:58 is that Matt Parker's Dutch brother? Reply July 30, 2019 at 11:28 pm Love cycling, they should make London/UK more cycle friendly! Reply August 1, 2019 at 6:33 am Save yourself and children on the road. Bicycle RUSSIA – the BEST!!! https://youtu.be/NrIN0qVBpZ4 https://youtu.be/b_tdxclGa4A Reply August 2, 2019 at 2:01 am Binging on Beardy’s brothers batch of bideos is brilliant Yes bideos Reply August 2, 2019 at 5:37 am Its way too polluted Reply August 2, 2019 at 8:21 am park your bike anywhere… and when you return it's gone Reply August 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm Cycle in London? Give that one a swerve! Reply August 2, 2019 at 4:38 pm 4:42 I love how you saying that Amsterdam and London having a similar climate is a good reason for why London can have effective bike lanes. The climate in Amsterdam is possibly the worst for bikes, so that's actually a disadvantage for bike lanes in London. Reply August 2, 2019 at 6:28 pm London's assembly really has no power other than voting down the Mayor's budget – it was made more or less toothless so that it wouldn't resemble the old GLC. The mayoralty is essentially an elective dictatorship and whatever they do is them, with central government approval. The "superhighways" are for the most part long streaks of blue paint and most of them outside central London aren't segregated. Reply August 4, 2019 at 5:04 pm In Bristol, pedestrians walk all over cycle lanes because they arent marked properly and pedestrians are dozy as fck. Reply August 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm What fucking idiot signed off on the blue slippery paint for them to ride on? I swear, england is full of idiots. Reply August 5, 2019 at 5:42 am My modestly sized North American city is considerably more cycling friendly. Though there does remain a lot to be desired. Reply August 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm Because of Ronnie Pickering he scared off the nations cyclists ? Reply August 6, 2019 at 2:01 am …..very true Report….I followed it myself and Thank God to the "SuperHighWay"…I just wish, Cyclist become a bit more Human again…..Say " Hello " to each other and smile !!!……now we need a propper eScooterLaw !!! Reply August 6, 2019 at 11:18 am It’s the bikers fault for not using the bike lanes from the start, maybe if they’d use them then they would’ve kept bike lanes. Reply August 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm Why is this so autistic? Reply August 6, 2019 at 1:57 pm You can see 5:08 from google street view.. 😀 Reply August 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm This is so british Reply August 7, 2019 at 4:43 am It's 4:20 here, and I just realized that Jay is like Monty Python crossed with that old science show, Connections. The dude with the huge glasses. I loved those films! Reply August 7, 2019 at 8:44 am The British kind of humour is like a comedian not smiling/laphing when they are trying to be funny. In other words dry humour, you don't know if they are trying to be funny. Reply August 7, 2019 at 4:41 pm because black people will steal your bike or moped gangs of foreigners will steal your phone Reply August 8, 2019 at 8:37 am I once read that immigrants from non-European countries considered cycling a sign of failure. Even they have discovered the benefits of cycling. Reply August 8, 2019 at 10:01 am Q:Whats wrong with these people?A:There acting is horrible Reply August 8, 2019 at 12:30 pm english people are weird Reply August 8, 2019 at 2:36 pm 2:14 music please? Reply August 8, 2019 at 5:41 pm You'll get held up at knife point and have your bike stolen from you. Reply August 8, 2019 at 7:46 pm That women's laugh is nightmare fuel Reply August 8, 2019 at 8:26 pm nice token black Reply August 9, 2019 at 3:13 am >british>whiterussia needs to nuke the british. Reply August 9, 2019 at 8:49 am you have to be British to be so stupid: they didn't use the cycle paths because they thought they would be forced to use them…. feels a bit like americans who want their guns to protect themselves, even if it means to have mass shootings 300 times a year with uncountable deaths. The principle is more important than the actual life of kids. Three hurays for yourself Reply August 9, 2019 at 10:25 am Is Jay Foreman the new John Cleese?  Reply August 9, 2019 at 11:13 am I never set a foot in Europe, let alone Britain, yet I laugh so hard at this while I hardly laugh at most supposedly funny things now. What does that mean? What does that say about me? Reply August 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm Cyclists are a scourge on the road. selfish and constantly breaking the law. They should be forced to buy a licence like car owners. Reply August 9, 2019 at 4:09 pm The retarded car ad was hilarious (as well as probably being 100% historically accurate). ? Reply August 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm That's one of the funniest things I've watched on YouTube ? Reply August 10, 2019 at 2:26 am I’m a big fan of CSH2, I use it pretty regularly (from Mile End) but jaysus it’s sometimes terrifying, especially when cars try and drive over it without looking, or pedestrians randomly walk out… the more cyclists, the more this will improve Reply August 10, 2019 at 2:46 am Jay: "AAAAAHHHH!"Jay: "AAAAAHHHH!" Reply August 10, 2019 at 8:02 am Brilliant Reply August 10, 2019 at 8:49 am I don’t think it should be normal anywhere! Reply August 10, 2019 at 11:21 am Talks about Amsterdam show Utrecht @2.58 Reply August 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm 2:59 this is Utrecht, not Amsterdam. Reply August 10, 2019 at 2:45 pm two words: thieves & weather. Reply August 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm As vulnerable as cyclists are, it is true that us pedestrians are even more vulnerable, so respect zebra crosses, you cycling wankers! Reply August 10, 2019 at 6:25 pm I just came to say cyclists in London tend to think they have different road laws than motors. Will either take up the pavement cut through traffic and frequently not signal or even look where they are going and love to run red lights like it's not illegal. A huge number of accidents are caused by selfish bike riders but 9/10 the automobile user will get the blaim even if it was a blatant fault from the bike rider. Worse is you get all that bullshit get off scot free with everything and pay zero road tax. Next to merc drivers they are the worse things on the road. Reply August 10, 2019 at 8:19 pm Can someone give me a list of the music in this vid? Reply August 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm Ask your prime minister Reply August 10, 2019 at 10:41 pm 0:17 reality and marketing say otherwise Reply August 10, 2019 at 10:55 pm Gayest channel ever Reply August 11, 2019 at 2:41 am Some road lanes in Nottingham have been changed to cycle lanes.Fun fact for you lot Reply August 11, 2019 at 3:36 am why do all the poaple until 0:50 seem to have just left the crazy hospital Reply August 11, 2019 at 4:44 am Grow up, get a car. Reply August 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm this city is made for cars..not for bikes…make it for bikes..you get more bikes..I ride every weekend everywhere no problem. Many people are afraid of bad drivers. Reply August 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm That's literally the best advert ever for skill share ? Reply August 11, 2019 at 7:56 pm Just stop them cycling on the pavements which is actually illegal. Reply August 11, 2019 at 9:37 pm As this is also an advert for Skill Share forget it. 🙂 🙂 Reply August 12, 2019 at 2:58 am Quite the comedian. 🙂 Reply August 12, 2019 at 7:01 am I love cycle lanes too… But I hate how sometimes in greater London I see cyclists choosing to use the carriageway instead and clog up the traffic Reply August 12, 2019 at 10:43 am I visited Belgium and Holland recently, their roads are amazing and it's so cool how people are so used to the cycle roads. My brother and I kept falling into the cycle section and people would tell us to move. Sounds stupid but it's cool Reply August 12, 2019 at 11:15 am Give this man a slot on TV ? Reply August 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm 4:30 Not to mention Britain's chronic obesity. Reply August 12, 2019 at 4:12 pm Lovely greetings from the german capital of bikes, Münster! Reply August 12, 2019 at 4:45 pm It is ‘normal’ to ride a bike anywhere. What you mean is why do few people use a cycle in London. It’s quite simple really…you get killed. No need for a video on the matter. Do one on Why are politicians so dishonest ? That’s worth a video. Reply August 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm Lovely. Very idioty. Reply August 12, 2019 at 10:49 pm This cunt is hard to listen to! Reply August 13, 2019 at 12:30 am Short answer, because it's bloody dangerous Reply August 13, 2019 at 8:14 am You would get fuckin run over?? Reply August 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm Elementary, Because it rains all the time. Reply August 13, 2019 at 8:31 pm Can anyone explain the joke behind Leslie Hore-Belisha's look? Reply August 14, 2019 at 9:40 am jay i love you and i'd normally watch the ads for you but i got one for clearing and it's a level results tomorrow so i had to skip Reply August 14, 2019 at 12:27 pm ? Reply August 14, 2019 at 12:27 pm 0:51Hold up.That animation was made to illustrate the perks of living in the town I live in. Reply August 14, 2019 at 2:43 pm Grow up and get a car Reply August 14, 2019 at 6:27 pm If only teachers taught like this in school then i would love going school Reply August 15, 2019 at 5:57 am Because if you aren't stabbed you'll have acid thrown in your face. Reply August 15, 2019 at 1:05 pm The lack of cycle path infrastructure, TFL drivers and London drivers in general, the weather, people in London working insane hours just to get by and being too tired to cycle, London not being quite as flat as the Netherlands. Take your pic. Reply August 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm The cyclist is always wrong Reply August 16, 2019 at 7:08 am Now what the f*** was that laugh please kill me someone rn Reply August 16, 2019 at 9:04 am 0:20 Killburn High Street LOOOOOOOOOL I wasn't expecting to see that Reply August 16, 2019 at 9:43 am Lol make it 10+ minutes so you can sneak an advert at the end Reply August 16, 2019 at 10:45 am As a Dutch person I really enjoyed this. Reply August 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm 3:17 can i just say how amazingly beautiful that background is?!?! Reply August 16, 2019 at 5:44 pm Wait so, roundabouts aren't all the rage and super convenient while also being super safe?? Reply August 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm Because it's one of the most crowded cities on earth serviced by roads designed for the horse and carriage Reply August 17, 2019 at 6:25 am Who could fail to be charmed by this clever presentation? I don't know, and I don't want to know. Cheers from Toronto, where we're learning but, like London, in fits and starts. Reply August 17, 2019 at 7:14 pm I see you used a non highway code sign. Round signs with a red border are order signs. Putting diagonal a bar on it means the end of what ever is on the sign. So only the sign without the border is the correct sign. Reply August 20, 2019 at 1:06 pm 0:58 Geoff ? Reply August 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm Come to Jersey, everyone cycles here! Reply August 22, 2019 at 6:43 pm Let the real cyclist do the lanes design not the cyclist 'experts"coz they r motorist perspectv mayb im no xpert or beurocrap dingdong jz an cyclist Reply August 24, 2019 at 9:45 am i fuckin hate cyclists Reply August 25, 2019 at 8:03 pm There is a similar and just as good (as Amsterdam's) system in Copenhagen Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:50 am Come to cycling in Manaus, it's really huge adventure, London is so boring, streets too many safe. Reply August 26, 2019 at 9:36 am I'm all for more people cycling, less pollution is good, but as a pedestrian I would request that cyclists stop acting like utter cunts, riding through red lights while shouting at pedestrians to get out of your way is obnoxious, and be warned if anyone does that again to me I will be swinging my bag at you! Reply August 26, 2019 at 12:04 pm Thank you to that guy screaming "The Netherlands" Reply August 28, 2019 at 2:53 am End the cyclist fascists Reply August 28, 2019 at 9:56 am Great video with great humour Seriously tho, as a belgian i've been to england twice (once to Oxford with school and once to London with my sister) and I'm alwys shocked by the size of the bike paths and that guy shouting "The Netherlands" at 3:29 reminds me of myself , even though most dutch people I know call their land Holland, it's the netherland god forbid it! Reply August 28, 2019 at 12:55 pm What a waste of time watch this Reply August 28, 2019 at 2:33 pm BTW… Yes they are on street view https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-0.1101297,3a,15y,325.05h,85.47t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sMISuFOqCz8ObJ-r7OCPzog!2e0!5s20180201T000000!7i16384!8i8192 Reply August 28, 2019 at 8:08 pm Talks about cycling in London, walks by a bicycle Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.