I'm sorry I seem to be in a BW bashing stage of boat ownership, but the latest Boaters update from BW here has a lovely picture of a family of cyclists.....they don't pay just short of 2 grand to use the waterways like I do !!!!!!
I think this is a real statement from BW - the canals were built for boats so in my humble opinion boaters should get priority for all things BW do - end of!
Just thought of another very local example of everything else before boaters.... Chris from NB Belle recently blogged about BW spending money and prioritizing road markings before repairing a very much used water point on one of the busiest parts of the canal....