In many cities, bicycle traffic continues to be not much more than political sweet talk, and bicycle infrastructure typically consists of unconnected stretches of paths here and there rather than the object of a genuine, wholehearted and useful approach. The invitation to bicycle is far from convincing. Typically in these cities only one or two percent of daily trips to the city are by bicycle, and traffic is dominated by young, athletic men on racing bikes.
– Jan Gehl, Cities for People
“Political sweet talk” and “unconnected stretches of paths here and there.” Sounds familiar!