Roads with most cyclists are 13% safer for riders, new survey says

This article appeared in yesterday's Evening Standard.

 A pioneering study into the risks of cycling in London reveals that “safety in numbers” protects riders from injury.

Roads with more cyclists are 13 per cent safer — probably because drivers are more aware, or because cyclists shield each other by riding in a “protective ring”.

Dr Rachel Aldred, a transport expert at the University of Westminster, who led the research, said: “A street with 1,000 cyclists per day is 13 per cent safer than one with 500 cyclists per day.”

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