A new project that aims to prevent collisions involving cyclists before they happen is being launched on Birmingham’s roads.
Funded by the DfT, Cycle Smart Brum has been developed by RoSPA in partnership with cycling technology and data company See.Sense
The project will involve cyclists gathering data as they ride around the city, collecting intelligence on issues such as near misses, poor road surface and potential problem junctions.
This data is designed to enable authorities to identify and prioritise infrastructure projects to make Birmingham a safer place for cycling.
RoSPA is seeking 200 cyclists who regularly ride into or around the city to take part – with data collection starting once coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.
Nick Lloyd, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: “This is a cutting-edge project that uses the latest technology to develop data-driven insights that will make Birmingham’s road safer for cyclists, and we’re really excited to get started.
“If you already commute by bike, ride for work, or regularly cycle in Birmingham, then please register your interest in taking part.
“Using information gathered as you undertake your normal ride, we’ll be able to gain insight about problem areas, such as potentially-dangerous junctions or poorly-maintained roads.
“And, crucially, you’ll be able to report any near misses or non-injury collisions that you have, to give us a really good picture of where more serious incidents could take place.”