08 Nov '12, 10am

Wiggo incident shows the government needs to create more safe space for cycling & look at changing the justice system

Wiggo incident shows cycling needs to be made safer Issued on: Thursday 8 November, 2012 Responding to news of Olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins' road incident last night, Sustrans Policy Advisor Joe Williams said: "This collision shines a light on the increasing number of cyclists being killed or serious injured on Britain's roads. "Making cycling safer for everyone would cut congestion and pollution and help us to lead healthy lives. The government must create more safe space for cycling on and off roads and look at changing the law to follow the lead of many European neighbours, where a driver is also presumed at fault in a collision with a cyclist. "We wish Wiggo a speedy recovery and a quick return to cycling." ENDS Notes to editors Sustrans is the charity that's enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. It's...

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