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Safety concerns top factor in stopping people cycling more

Peter Stonham
25 January 2024
 

Seven out of 10 people say they never ride a bicycle, a new National Travel Attitudes Study on attitudes to Cycling has revealed.

Safer roads were the most popular factor that would encourage people to cycle more, chosen by 61% of all respondents, followed by well-maintained road surfaces (51% of all respondents).

Safety concerns in general were cited as the main reason people are discouraged from cycling (48% of respondents), followed by poor weather (36% of respondents) and living too far...

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