Reduce road speed to increase cycle safety, finds government report

General cycling, commuting

A Department for Transport report published on Monday concludes that reducing motorised traffic speed is the single most effective way of increasing the safety of cyclists on British roads.

The 'Infrastructure and Cyclist Safety' report was produced by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) for DfT, and included an analysis of previously published data relating to cycle safety on road networks in Britain and on the continent. In particular, the review looked at the effectiveness of cycle paths, traffic calming and integration/segregation methods.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.