Great overview of the recent Sustrans report.


Cycling activist and writer David Hembrow has written a clear statement on the need to treat cycling safety as three different things. He describes  “actual”, “subjective” and “social” safety.  It’s in his blog here:  [first posted in 2008 and amended in December 2011]

This year, Safe Cycling has becomes a public issue, with The Times running a campaign and Parliament planning a debate in the House of Commons this week. Anticipating the debate and riding the heightened awareness, the Sustrans website has published findings from a telephone survey of 1,002 people aged 16 and over in the countries of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  The headline is a bit stark:

“Half of people in UK fear our roads are unsafe for cycling”

The web summary of the Sustrans findings is here:

For most people that will be all you need.

However, for a closer look…

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