DfT stats show strong variations in cycling rates
During the year ending October 2012, 10% of adults in England cycled at least once per week and 3% at least five times per week, according to recently published DfT statistics.
The DfT statistical bulletin also reveal that 15% of adults in England cycled at least once per month during the period October 2011 to October 2012, unchanged from the same period last year.
There is strong variation in cycling rates across different local authorities. The proportion of adults who cycle at least once per week ranges from 47% (in Cambridge) to less than 5% in a small number of areas. Rates for more frequent cycling show a similar variation across different areas.
2% of adults in England usually travel to work by bicycle, with the highest proportion being in Cambridge (18%).
As in 2010/11, the majority of areas with the highest cycling prevalence are cities or boroughs within cities. Other characteristics associated with a number of these areas are a large student population and a flat local landscape.
Of the 326 local authorities in England, there are six (2%) in which at least a fifth of adults cycle at least once per week. There are 13 authorities (4%) in which less than one in 20 adults cycle at least once per week.
Click here to read the full DfT report: ‘Local area walking and cycling statistics: England 2011/12’
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
NRSC 2017 | Manchester | 14-15.11.17
Click here to watch the presentations
YDF 2018 | RAC Club, London | 25.4.18
For more info and to register to attend click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Could a hacker hijack your connected car?
BBC News looks at whether a rise in ‘over the air’ software updates means the risk of hacker hijack is also increasing.
History of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test
Updated following changes to the practical driving test in December 2017, this DfT blog looks at the history of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test.
THINK! ‘pink kittens’ mobile phone advert
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert