Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Dangerous Leeds

The number of cycling casualties in Leeds has shown a 10% rise during the past year, attributed to an increase in the number of people using their bikes to commute to work in the West Yorkshire city.

What’s more

Although any increase in casualties is bad news it could actually be that the growth in the numbers of new cyclists in Leeds means that statistically cycling is actually getting less dangerous.

Or it might also mean that Leeds is full of reckless, lawless drivers, and that more cyclists on unsafe roads equals more exposure to risk by vulnerable road users, which results in more collisions, injuries and fatalities.