Bristol campaigners in favour of allowing cyclists to 'jump' red lights

Bristol cyclists have their say after Australian state of Victoria allows cycles to travel through red lights

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Cyclists jumping red lights infuriates fellow cyclists as much as other road users – but one UK city is in favour of cyclists interpreting a red light as give way.

The state of Victoria in Australia this week, amongst other suggestions designed to make cycling safer and more accessible, announced plans to authorise cyclists to travel through a red light.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.