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AndyK

"Ignore cyclists, transport chiefs told engineers"
« on: March 14, 2012, 07:42:57 pm »
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The London highways authority told road engineers to exclude cyclists when assessing traffic capacity at a junction where a cyclist was later killed, a report has shown.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article3348024.ece


Re: "Ignore cyclists, transport chiefs told engineers"
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 08:02:00 pm »
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Analysis: Kaya Burgess


The bureaucratic barriers to improving cycle safety in Britain can be summed up in one quote on the Transport for London website, a promise to widen a dangerous junction “to provide additional space for road users and cyclists”.


Are cyclists not “road users”?


That article links to :

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Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, was accused of misleading Londoners over cycle safety today after an ill-tempered question time at City Hall.

Mr Johnson told the last session before Mayoral elections on May 3 that new figures showed that the rates of cyclists killed or seriously injured on all roads in the capital had fallen by six per cent since 2008.
The decline is slightly lower than a fall of 7 per cent on the main roads controlled by Transport for London, the group Mr Johnson chairs.

However, the latest published statistics show that overall cycle casualty rates rose in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article3351544.ece

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Re: "Ignore cyclists, transport chiefs told engineers"
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 08:19:52 pm »
“to provide additional space for road users and cyclists”.
Are cyclists not “road users”?

Quite. A good example of tautology.