Cyclists claim £1.2 million in Edinburgh tram line compensation

196 successful claims made against Edinburgh City Council since 2012

Edinburgh tram
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Over £1.2 million has been paid out to cyclists who have fallen off their bikes on Edinburgh's tram line since 2012, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

A BBC investigation showed that 196 successful claims had been made in ten years, due to cyclists sustaining injuries or damage to their bike after incidents on the tram tracks.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.