One in three drivers think cyclists should be banned from public roads

Research performed for BBC's Panorama finds that a quarter of motorists have knowingly close-passed a cyclist

Cycling in London
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One in three drivers think that cyclists should not be allowed on public roads and should be restricted to cycle paths, while just half of motorists see cyclists as equal partners on the road, according to new polling,

Research performed for the BBC's Panorama found that 33% of motorists surveyed "feel cyclists should not be allowed on the public highway and should be restricted to cycle lanes/shared pathways". It also found that only 53% agree with the idea that they see cyclists as equal partners on the road.

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