dangers facing cyclists

We need to tackle the real dangers facing cyclists on the roads

(IrishTimes 10.8.)

“Too little is done to reduce the hazards posed by cars to vulnerable road users”

The most effective interventions involve physically removing the hazard, (such as the hazard of heavy goods vehicles from Dublin city centre) while the least effective leave the hazard untouched and concentrate on providing personal protective equipment to the more vulnerable.

‘The bicycle is rightly recognised as a core part of the solution to the multiple problems generated by car use. Photograph: Getty Images more

Further, the hazardous nature of motor vehicles can be reduced substantially by dropping maximum permitted speeds from 50 to 30kph

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