Preston named in top 10 most dangerous cycling cities in UK
Preston is the sixth most dangerous UK city to cycle in, according to new research.
Personal Injury Lawyers claims.co.uk recovered more than 12,000 cycle paths on a renowned cycle network site.
They then analyzed the number of cycling accidents, average gradient, surface quality and lighting on cycle paths, to assign a hazard score for each UK city examined.
While Chelmsford was named the safest city with an overall danger score of 1.79/10, Birmingham was named the most dangerous with 7.38/10.
Preston came in as the sixth most dangerous, with a score of 6.79/10.
Preston cyclists are particularly likely to suffer from poorly maintained road surfaces (8.5/10), which could contribute to the city’s relatively high cycle accident score of 7.08/10.
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The list of the ten most dangerous cities in the UK for cycling is below.
|Rank||City||Slope rating (/10)||Average rating of bicycle accidents (/10)||Surface quality score (/10)||Dim lighting rating (/10)||Overall hazard rating (/10)|
|ten||Brighton and Hove||8.75||6.00||4.50||2.75||5.67|
Cycling in the UK has jumped almost 200% since the Covid shutdowns and shows no signs of slowing down.
Work is underway to encourage more cycling in Preston through the Transforming Friargate North and Ringway scheme.
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