Police Near-Miss Reporting Figures to April 2016 Released

Action to tackle near-misses is being seen as an increasingly important part of a strategy to reduce road danger. The aim is not only to reduce the rate of injury of cyclists by motorists but also to improve cyclists’ experience of the road and encourage less risk-tolerant travellers to “bike it”. Dr Rachel Aldred of the University of East London, who has led the way with her pioneering studies of the issue, recently addressed the Bristol Cycle Forum on the Near Miss Project. She pointed out that cycling was a relatively safe form of transport with riders typically experiencing…

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Why Near Misses Matter – Rachel Aldred at January Bike Forum

Rachel Aldred attended the Bristol Bike Forum on Thursday 21st Jan 2016 to give an update on The Near Miss Project. She was last here in November 2015 briefing officers of Bristol Council and we were invited along. Some of her key messages were: Near misses matter Near misses may predict at least some types of collision risk Growing evidence that near misses strongly affect cycling experience Clarify relationships between ‘perceived’, ‘experienced’, and ‘objective’ risk Near misses are very common Comparing injury and non-injury incident rates  Type of Incident  Rate per year, regular UK commuting cyclist  Death…

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Women on Wheels film night and Bristol Cycle Festival

The 2015 Bristol Cycle Festival is coming later this year (hooray!) but the first event is on 8th March, ‘Women on Wheels – a night of films about women and cycling‘.  Those of us who qualify will be talking about this and other things on the Women Cyclists of Bristol Facebook group. There’s an informal meet up and chat on the afternoon of 21st March, find out through the group or Kate Cooke. Bristol Cycling Campaign is not a cyclists group, we’re here for the 67% of people who think our roads are…

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Calling women cyclists / would-be cyclists

Longstanding BCyC supporter Emma Barraclough has just trained as a cycle leader for Breeze rides http://www.goskyride.com/Breeze – British Cycling’s programme to get more women cycling. She is running two NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION rides on the weekend of 3 & 4 Jan 2015. For any women wanting to start cycling or returning to cycling there’s an 8 mile easy, flatish ride from Arnos Vale to Whitchurch and back on Sat 3 Jan: http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=52445. There’s also a 20 mile bumpier ride from Arnos Vale to Chew Lake the next day, Sun 4 Jan, for those…

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