Nearly half of cyclists in the survey said they were concerned about road safety and collisions. Four out of five cyclists in Bristol have experienced issues with aggressive driving, according to a recent survey.
More than 1,000 people responded to the Bristol Cycling Campaign’s annual survey that highlights the challenges for cyclists in the city.
Campaigners said 81% of respondents said they have experienced issues ranging from inattentive drivers passing too close, to “extreme verbal and physical aggression”.
Meanwhile, 45% said they were very concerned about road safety and collisions.
One respondent said: “I had a driver jump red lights trying to hit me with his car. I tried to get away from him by cycling on the pavement, which I would not normally do. He drove several metres down the pavement after me and only stopped because there was a bus stop.”
Another added: “I often have cars pass me way too close. I have had cars cut me off and come out of a T-junction, even while making eye contact. I have been shouted at to get off the street.” Autistic girl, 8, facing new academic year with no school place
The survey ran between February and March this year and was filled out by 1,136 respondents.81% also said that having protected cycle routes on main routes would encourage them to cycle more often.Campaigners said aggressive behaviour was putting many people off cycling, highlighting the need for protected and segregated routes.They said that increasing the number of people travelling by bicycle would […]