I'm sure there are some businesses that will claim it's the reason they went bust and I'm sure you can find some people who will tell you they hate it. But Orford Road looks a hell of a lot more inviting to visit now and it looks like there's a lot of business opportunity. I don't know - maybe this is just gentrification and they're the wrong sort of businesses. Probably because, although there are short sections of safe, comfortable, cycle infrastructure the majority of anyone's trip is still on busy roads where people on bikes are expected to behave like cars and motorists bully you out of the way if they perceive that they might be held up. If you're trying to cycle along with 30mph traffic you're probably going to equip yourself a bit more like a racer. The Dutch have a complete network so you will either be riding on protected tracks or very quiet roads. There is fast, lycra clad cycling in the Netherlands as well (probably more than here) but they're swamped by utility cyclists in normal clothes because it feels safe for all to ride.