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Local authorities urged to cut road casualties among cyclists as more people take to their bikes thanks to pandemic

Local authorities urged to cut road casualties among cyclists as more people take to their bikes thanks to pandemic

Cycling casualty figures. EMN-201119-175926001 With official government data showing over 17,000 cyclists were injured or killed on the UK’s roads last year, a leading charity…

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Cycling casualty figures. EMN-201119-175926001 With official government data showing over 17,000 cyclists were injured or killed on the UK’s roads last year, a leading charity says safety is a key barrier to more people making the switch to cycling.

Figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) analysed by the JPIMedia Data Unit reveal that the total number of cycling casualties in the East of England in 2019 was 1,464.

That equated to 23 casualties per 100,000 people in a population of over six million, or four per day. Cyclists making use of the new pop-up cycle lane designed to encourage safer cycling and alternatives to using cars to get about the city. EMN-201120-132902001 The total number of casualties has steadily decreased each year since 2016 when the figure was a high of 1,778, a drop of 18 per cent. There have been a total of 6,446 casualties throughout those four years in the region.

According to Cambridgeshire Police, in 2019 there were two fatal pedal cyclist casualties in Cambridgeshire, both male, aged 68 and 77 years. One was a pedal cycle in collision with a van, the other was a bicycle in collision with a car.

In the UK as a whole, there have been 410 cyclists killed since 2016.

While the overall number of casualties has fallen every year since 2016, the number seriously injured has increased by nine per cent.

Last year 102 cyclists lost their lives, nearly 4,000 were seriously injured and over 3,000 were […]

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