The Near Miss Project has published a new report, showing that UK cyclists face a very scary’ incident every week.
1500 UK cyclists took part in a diary study, which broke down reported ‘near misses’ by different levels of injury risk, fear, and annoyance.
It also recorded how cyclists believed that most near misses could be prevented but it tended not to be within their control to do so.
Most cyclists also said they feared motor vehicles the most, with the largest perceived as the most risky. They said they would welcome segregated infrastructure, as well as interventions targeted at road culture and driver behaviour.
This is the second year that the Near Miss Project has run, led by Dr Rachel Aldred of the University of Westminster and funded by Creative Exchange and Blaze.
This paper “explores the impact of different incident types on people cycling both immediately and in the future,” according to the authors.
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