How can we make our streets safer for children to cycle? | Rachel Aldred

How can we make our streets safer for children to cycle? | Rachel Aldred

The first UK online survey of adults’ attitudes to child cycling found that most people are not happy to ride with their kids. We need better safe routes in parks, on busy roads and back streets to get children cycling

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I will cycle regardless of the conditions, but not with my children unless they are either being carried by me, or they have separated space from motor traffic. I have no confidence that drivers will be careful around my children cycling.

I love cycling, and believe myself to be a confident cyclist. However, when I have my child on board, I feel that I have to plan my journey carefully and there are MANY routes that I am happy to ride alone, but simply would not take a child on.

If I have another child it saddens me I may have to stop cycling as I won’t be able to transport them both.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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