Statistically, Cycling Is Incredibly Safe
No, really, it is. Apparently, you’re more likely to be injured in an hour of gardening than in an hour of cycling.
Yet there’s that campaign from The Times, that ends up getting a mention in PMQs:
There’s an excellent commentary on this piece of Parliamentary history over on As Easy As Riding A Bike (bottom line: the figures the PM trots out are insultingly small, compared with, say widening a few miles of the M25; we don’t want the PM’s “support” for the campaign, we want the PM to stop the hand-wringing and take action).
As Easy etc. also features this video:
Watching this, I’m struck not by the fact that so many cyclists are killed, but that so many actually make it to work, the shops, school, wherever, without being killed.