Evidence over cycle safety 'bypassed in favour of opinions'

In front of them sat experts from campaigning bodies, transport research and the police - all ready to get into a proper discussion - and yet the MPs demonstrated that they didn't even know the most basic of facts.

Evidence and statistics were bypassed in favour of opinions and anecdotes on sideline topics.

Such a clear demonstration of lack of research and understanding at this level of seniority would, in any other business, be classed as negligent.

– Chris Boardman, Former Olympic cycling champion

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MPs 'embarrassing' cycle safety

Former Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman says MPs investigating cycling safety should be "embarrassed by their performance" during their Select Committee hearing.