Thursday, 21 April 2011

It’s the safest cycling in England!

Top scientists at the CTC have established that

York is, by our calculation, the safest place in England to cycle.

Yes, indeed. This is the cycle lane on Bootham (A19), the main route into York city centre from the west. Cycling doesn’t get much safer or more attractive than this, does it? In fact York is so safe and attractive for cycling that modal share has gone from 18 per cent in the 1990s to an amazing 12 per cent today. Not bad for a city with a student population that has risen sharply over the past 15 years. So please ignore the carping of peevish bloggers.