road safety

- 20 April 2012 - 20 Apr 2012 - Media Coverage
CTC Policy Coordinator Chris Peck on BBC Berkshire talking about an increase in cycling KSIs (Killed and Serous Injuries) in the Royal County.

 
 
A police officer carries out roadside checks but probably not on cyclists
Drunken cycling is an offence and a very bad idea. But is it much of a road safety problem? Police enforce some traffic laws, but seldom drunk cycling. CTC examined data for 5 years to see how many fatalities involve alcohol and cycling in this country.

 
 
Chester Home Zone
Home Zones - 5 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
Children play, or want to play, in streets; and people work and live in them too. Creating Home Zones is a good way to reclaim roads as community space, rather than just a means of getting from A to B in a motor vehicle.

 
 
Traffic calming - 5 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
The speed of motor traffic not only aggravates local communities, but also puts people off cycling. There are a number of measures that encourage and enforce slower driving, including physical traffic calming (e.g. speed humps).

 
 
Junctions and crossings - 2 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
As 75% of cyclists' collisions happen at or near junctions, it's essential to do everything possible to make them safe for cycling.

 
 
Two cyclists in a bus lane
Motorcycles in bus lanes - 16 Mar 2012 - Campaigning Views
For new and existing cyclists, being able to use bus lanes has a lot to offer. There's less traffic to negotiate and it also feels safer than riding outside the lane, between buses and general traffic.

 
 
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