When I moved back to England from Denmark at the end of the 1980s, nobody I knew had a bike, but they all had cars.

Most of those I spoke to said they didn’t cycle because it was so dangerous on the roads and they would never consider letting their children cycle to school.

Despite being an experienced cyclist, I was fearful of cycling along Old Shoreham Road and still approach it with trepidation; likewise with many other roads in the city.

Yes, I am a car owner, but I also have a bike and prefer to use it.

Why the big moan against cycle paths?

Are we a nation of inconsiderate car drivers who don’t want to make space for the more vulnerable?

The cycle path along the seafront is often crowded with cyclists.

Unlike some of your letter writers, I have seen people on the Old Shoreham Road cycle path.

If you build them people will come. It just takes a bit of time to change people’s mode of transport but it’s worth it in the end, both for our air quality and our fitness.

Sue Baumgardt, Stoneham Road, Hove