Near Miss Project

Many people in this country will tell you that cycling is safe, and the statistics do back that up. You have more chance of being killed walking a mile than you do cycling a mile and there is just one fatality for the equivalent of every 1,000 times cycled around the Earth. However, what those statistics don't tell you is what cycling on our roads is actually like and whether or not the experience is an enjoyable one...
I've just spent the first part of my afternoon reading the absolutely fascinating Near Miss Project report on cycling in the UK which has just been released. Anybody who knows me knows cycling is a huge part of my life. Like road users of all types (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - I'm all three) I've been watching the growing sense of aggression on the streets. Throw in the mix the numerous deaths which have been reported this year and you've got a huge narrative developing that cycling is totally unsafe.
I've just spent the first part of my afternoon reading the absolutely fascinating Near Miss Project report on cycling in the UK which has just been released. Anybody who knows me knows cycling is a huge part of my life. Like road users of all types (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - I'm all three) I've been watching the growing sense of aggression on the streets. Throw in the mix the numerous deaths which have been reported this year and you've got a huge narrative developing that cycling is totally unsafe.