27 Sep '12, 12pm

New casualty figures released today show there is an urgent need for #cyclesafe action from top of government

Increase in walking and cycling casualties should sound alarm at top of government Issued on: Thursday 27 September, 2012 As the Department for Transport releases new statistics showing cyclists and pedestrians killed or seriously injured on British roads increased 15% and 5% respectively, charity Sustrans has called for urgent action right from the top of government. The charity's policy advisor, Joe Williams, said, "These figures should be sounding the alarm right at the top of government. "The Government must act now to save lives on our streets. Practical and affordable measures, such as creating safe routes for cyclists and lowering the speed limit in our towns and cities from 30mph to 20mph could help prevent the increasing number of injuries and such tragic and unnecessary loss of life. "The figures also show that cycling levels are increasing. Getting around on bik...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-sustrans/media/news-rele...

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