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Sheffield explores ways to cut cycle accidents on tram lines

Andrew Forster
24 June 2016
Supertram: about 300 cycle accidents have been reported in the last year
Supertram: about 300 cycle accidents have been reported in the last year
Below: the prototype gap filler tested in Zurich to stop bike wheels getting caught in the rail groove
Below: the prototype gap filler tested in Zurich to stop bike wheels getting caught in the rail groove

 

SHEFFIELD CITY Council is exploring ways to cut the number of accidents involving cyclists slipping on tram rails or getting their wheels stuck in the groove of tram rails.   

The size of the problem has been highlighted by a website for reporting incidents set up by campaign group Cycle Sheffield (www.tramcrash.co.uk).

“There have been around 300 reports by individuals who have had accidents in just over the last year,” said Simon Green, Sheffield’s executive...

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