Monday, 24 September 2012

Just fancy that!

We can promote cycling without worrying that this will lead to more casualties. It is clear that ‘more’ and ‘safer’ cycling are perfectly compatible.

Research by CTC has found that cycling is safer in local authorities in England where cycling levels are high. 

[ Research based on comparing ‘Average serious injuries and deaths per 10,000 cycle commuters per year’ and modal share ]
York, the authority where cycling to work is most common, is, by our calculation, the safest place in England to cycle. 

The CTC defending York against the charge that it is a cycling-unfriendly city:

National CTC spokesman Chris Peck said: “You shouldn’t measure cycle safety by numbers of injuries, because if you do that you will simply find the places where cycle use is very high have more people being injured