It may be stating the obvious, but an easily overlooked reason why many people don’t cycle, is that they have nowhere to lock their bike at home. Most of Bristol’s housing stock was not designed with cycle parking in mind, and even new builds which are supposed to cater for cyclists, often do so in a limited way.
the low down
Last year was a really positive year for cycling with more and more people taking to the road by bike. But sadly it ended with a series of terrible accidents, mainly in London, but a couple in Bristol that resulted in the tragic death of cyclists. Inevitably, these incidents lead to questions being raised about the safety of all cyclists; and the challenge for Life Cycle and everyone who is passionate about cycle promotion, is how to persuade the public that cycling isn’t dangerous?