I saw this great YouTube footage of bicycle rush hour in Copenhagen on the Copenhagenize site. As you watch it, imagine how different it would look if each of those cyclists or even the majority of them, were in private motor vehicles instead. Also notice how hardly any of the cyclists are wearing helmets or hi-viz clothing or any special cycling gear. They’re wearing normal clothes and are using bicycles as a way to get to work, school, shops etc. Cyclists in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, by contrast, look as though they’re competing in a race which has the effect of making cycling look dangerous and inaccessible. This is what I want for Christmas: a cycling culture like the Danish have but in Scotland.