road safety

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
The 'Hierarchy of Provision' - 19 Mar 2012 - Article
What is the best way to provide for cyclists on the highway network? Sharing space with motor traffic? Or segregated as much as possible from it? And what about all the options between these extremes?

 
 
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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