Drivers should welcome cycle lanes, says AA boss Edmund King

They should also drive less, he says, revealing that 20 per cent of AA members are cyclists

Image shows a rider not riding too close to the curb while cycle commuting to work.
(Image credit: Getty Images / Marco_Piunti)

Cycle lanes are good for drivers and more of them are needed, says the head of the AA Edmund King.

His intervention comes as the government eyes cuts across all areas of the public spending in an effort to deal with the financial repercussions of the former chancellor’s mini-budget last month.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.