2. The quality of cycle-infrastructure should at all times be equal to the quality of infrastructure for motorized traffic.

This right covers several issues, depending on local circumstances.

First, the surface on which cyclists ride should always be of a quality at least as good as the road surface for cars, accounting for the fact bicycles do not have the large suspension systems and wide low-pressure tires of cars. All to often we see the road for cars being covered with smooth asphalt, while the cyclists have to ride on a bad road surface. This should be reversed; cyclists need a smooth road surface more then cars do.

Second, the network of roads for cyclists, be it a separate system or a network of roads on which cyclists can ride safely and quickly, should always offer at least the same comfort and ease-of-use as the network of motor highways. It should be very easy to navigate from one city to another without the need of a GPS.

Third, as well as routes within cities, there should also be a network of direct cycle routes which avoid busy centres to provide for efficient travel from A to B. Route markings should be clear and designed not only for people who want to cycle to the next village but also for those who wish to make longer journeys. The cycling network should be free of sharp turns, bollards and other dangerous obstacles. Crushed stone surfaces, potholes and other tyre-killers should be banished.