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BBC poll says roads too dangerous for cycling

1st July 2014

Cycle commuter, Ilkley

A survey by ComRes for the BBC, published on the BBC website today, shows that 52% of people polled believe that the roads in their local area are too dangerous to cycle on. 47% disagreed with that statement.

An even larger proportion, 64%, say that roads in their local area are not well designed to be safe for cyclists, against 34% who believe that they are.

The survey, based on a sample of 3,012 British adults, also shows that 55% feel that employers don't do enough to encourage and facilitate cycling to work. 20% of respondents say that the Tour de France in Britain has encouraged them to cycle more. In Yorkshire and Humberside, nearly a quarter of people were encouraged to cycle more.

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