Improving cyclists safety

Researchers are spending millions of pounds to improve cyclists' safety by trialling Dutch-style roundabouts in the South.

Going Dutch to keep cyclists safe

Researchers are spending millions of pounds to improve cyclists safety. The Transport Research Laboratory is using test riders to improve traffic lights, re-design roundabouts and create wider cycle lanes. But is re-designing roads really the answer? Is it more about improving driver awareness?

One father from Kent who knows only too well of the dangers, told us anything that can be done, should be done to save lives. Peter Bowers' daughter lies in a coma two years after being crushed by a lorry on her way to work. Heather Edwards reports.

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Dutch-style roundabouts to improve bicycle safety

Trials are being carried out in the South to improve the safety of cyclists.

The project is being carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory in Berkshire and includes Dutch-style roundabouts and creating wider cycle lanes.

The project is being welcomed by Peter Bowers', whose daughter Mary lies in a coma two years after being crushed by a lorry on her way to work.

He said, "If that had been in force, it would have helped Mary because, as I understand it, the cycle lane would have a small period of priority over the rest of the traffic."