Fewer cycling to work

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Fewer cycling to work Fewer cycling to work

Many cyclists have stopped cycling to work following a recent spate of deaths on London's roads, according to a BBC survey.

A total of 1,070 adults were contacted, with a quarter saying they were regular cyclists and one in five admitting they had stopped using the mode of transport to work.

The poll also found 20% of cyclists said they had been involved in a collision.

A total of six cyclists were killed on London's roads between November 5 and 18.

Transport for London (TfL) insists cycling was not getting more dangerous in the capital.

TfL's statistics show that there were 68 deaths from 2008 to 2012 and 82 in the preceeding five-year period.

But 68 per cent of cyclists said they disagreed that London's roads were safe for cycling.

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11:21am Mon 2 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Maybe the cold weather as well but better to say that it is because of the danger so something is done when it is summer again?
Maybe the cold weather as well but better to say that it is because of the danger so something is done when it is summer again? Billy Yerache

11:26am Mon 2 Dec 13

Stevo98 says...

The police have admitted they don't bother to enforce 20mph zones, parking on pavements and blocking junctions is no longer policed even though driving on the pavement is an offence, speeding is rife, the chances of getting caught whilst driving on a mobile are negligible, there are only 200 speed cameras covering the entire capital. People are put off cycling because law-breaking by motorists is rife..


Here's something interesting, after Boris's stupid blue paint has been implicated in three fatalities Boris waffled on about earphones. Total number of cyclist fatalities in which earphones were a factor?

Zero. In fact bad behaviour by cyclists was a factor in just 6% of accidents. Usually, it's the driver's fault.
The police have admitted they don't bother to enforce 20mph zones, parking on pavements and blocking junctions is no longer policed even though driving on the pavement is an offence, speeding is rife, the chances of getting caught whilst driving on a mobile are negligible, there are only 200 speed cameras covering the entire capital. People are put off cycling because law-breaking by motorists is rife.. Here's something interesting, after Boris's stupid blue paint has been implicated in three fatalities Boris waffled on about earphones. Total number of cyclist fatalities in which earphones were a factor? Zero. In fact bad behaviour by cyclists was a factor in just 6% of accidents. Usually, it's the driver's fault. Stevo98

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