Cycling In The UK Getting More Dangerous

by editors on September 27, 2012

113437683 338302CThe British government says cycling in the UK is getting more and more dangerous each year, according to a story in The Times.

The rate of cyclists killed and seriously injured measured as a proportion of distance travelled rose by 9 per cent in 2011. It was the third consecutive year in which the rate of death and serious injury amongst cyclists had increased. . . . The data undermined Government claims that it is becoming ever-more safe to cycle as increased numbers of cyclists take to the roads in Britain. The figures also provoked calls for an urgent inquiry into the apparent decline of road safety.

The most dangerous time to ride a bike? During rush hour. In other words, bike commuters in the UK are in even greater danger. Something needs to be done.

[Link: The Times]

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