Cycling Campaigns this Month (20th November 2016)
Cycling UK have a monthly summary of activism and legal cases. Worth a read as it’s reassuring to see the legal framework and support charities which exist to pick up the pieces if anything bad happens. Also covers the planning efforts to make roads safer for all in the first place.
Least fun fact of 2016: UK in top three for air pollution deaths in Europe says:
The EEA estimates that there were 11,940 premature deaths from NO2 pollution in the UK in 2013, the latest year for which data are available. NO– in the UK’s towns and cities comes mostly from road transport.
Along similar lines, Road Safety Week takes a global view:
Every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world is killed in a road crash.
But it also reminds me of the positive action which is undertaken around this issue.
Brake works to stop road deaths and injuries by campaigning for safer roads; supports people bereaved or injured in road crashes; and raises public awareness for sustainable transport