Councillor Ian Davey highlights many good points on the virtues of cycling, and obviously is passionate about it (Letters, May 12).

However, my real beef about this scheme is the total lack of cyclists actually using it.

The vast amount of money this scheme has cost seems to be appreciated by between five and ten cyclists a day.

The current administration of Brighton and Hove City Council is very keen to promote value for money credentials, yet these cycle lanes built in an area of previously very little cycle use, and no increase in cycle use after, represent money being expended on very few recipients.

So I ask Mr Davey how he can justify so much money being spent on so few, when there are so many deserving causes in this city where this vast extravagance of resources would be appreciated by many more residents.

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