New Department for Transport (DfT) figures reveal that the distance cycled on roads or next to roads in 2014 was 3.8 per cent higher than in 2013. Motor vehicle traffic also rose by 2.4 per cent – the fastest annual growth since 1996.
With 3.25bn miles travelled, UK cyclists covered more distance than either motorcycles or buses (both 2.8bn) and bike traffic has now risen every year since 2008.
Fewer cyclists were killed or seriously injured on the roads in 2013 than the previous year, according to Department for Transport (DfT) figures released today, but the number of cyclist casualties has not declined as quickly as the total road death toll.
The number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads jumped by more than a quarter in the first three months of this year against the comparable period in 2013 according to new official data, leading cycle campaigners to call for more to be done to improve the safety of riders.
Cyclist deaths and serious injuries fell in 2013 – but DfT says too early to say if it’s a long-term trend
The number of people killed on Britain’s roads fell by 2 per cent to 1,713 in 2013 – the lowest level since national records were first kept in 1926, according to the Department for Transport (DfT). Drops were recorded in the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured, but the DfT says it’s unclear whether that reflects an ongoing downwards trend.
Figures released today by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal an 8 per cent rise in cyclist casualties from July-August 2013 compared to the same months of 2012, with the number killed or seriously injured (KSI) up 2 per cent.
Combined with annual figures which show a 2 per cent drop in cyclist KSIs in the year to September 2013 but bigger falls among all other types of road users, the figures are likely to lead to renewed calls to improve cycle safety.
DfT statistics show cyclist casualties continue to increase but sharp increase in fatalities may be a fluke
The Department for Transport has today published a summary of its 2012 Annual Report on Reported Road Casualties for Great Britain, a year in which 118 cyclists, 11 more than in 2011, lost their lives on the roads of England, Scotland and Wales.
Figures released last week by the Department for Transport in its annual report on reported road casulaties for 2011 reveal the risk of death or serious injury to different classes of road users by distance travelled and highlight the vulnerability of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders compared to drivers.
The Department for Transport has today published its 2011 Annual Report on Reported Road Casualties for Great Britain, a year in which 107 cyclists, four fewer than in 2010, lost their lives on the roads of England, Scotland and Wales.
As we reported when the headline figures were released in June, the figures also showed a sharp rise in the number of cyclists seriously injured.
Latest DfT stats show another sharp rise in number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads
Statistics released today by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal that the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads is continuing to show a sharp increase, rising by 13 per cent in the first three months of 2012 compared with the same period a year earlier.
DfT statistics show alarming rise in number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads
On a day when cycle safety is in the spotlight, the latest quarterly road casualty statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal that while total cyclist casualties from June to September 2011 were virtually unchanged from 12 months earlier, there was an ala