Well, one suggestion might be to reduce the conflicts with other road users that make cycling feel risky. One topic that has been repeatedly raised with the all-party parliamentary cycling group in previous inquiries is whether the legal system provides adequate protection for people on bikes. Cyclists are more likely to be injured in collisions with other road users, and yet this vulnerability is, it is claimed, not reflected in the protection afforded by the legal system. As a cross-party group of MPs, we’ve decided to launch a new inquiry into the function of the justice system for cycling. We’ll be asking specific questions about how aspects of the legal system could be improved, such as whether the Highway Code provides good enough guidance on how to behave around cyclists.
Source: The Guardian January 12, 2017 07:00 UTC