A safety initiative by the Met is encouraging cyclists and HGV drivers and cyclists to swap places
For most cyclists, HGVs are the thing most feared on urban roads. Despite only comprising 5% of traffic, they are involved in about 50% of cyclist deaths each year, and many more serious injuries. Read article
European Cycling Federation: Facts & Figures
A couple of interesting facts from the above
- ~2.5 more bicycles than cars were produced – globally – in 2000
- Safety in numbers: further clear evidence that the more cyclists there are, the safer it is for all of them; data are given for the UK, but not for Ireland
Make a glow-in-the-dark night bike, with phosphorescent paint
Cyclists in Amsterdam are fearless: no helmets, no protective kit
Yet they may be safer, too. Read article
DUBLIN CITY centre will be predominantly for pedestrians, cyclists and those using public transport, with through-traffic discouraged, according to a new strategy developed by city planners.
Titled Your City, Your Space , the draft strategy notes that more than 500,000 people access the city centre daily – 235,000 workers, 45,000 students, 120,000 shoppers or other visitors and 116,000 inner city residents.