Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 9, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling investigation cleared Sutton of eight of nine charges; British government to bail out UK sport after shortfall; Herning to host 2017 European Road Cycling Championships; Geraint Thomas calls Wiggins’ TUE controversy a grey area; Storey says British Cycling controversies not a distraction; Gerrans to race Herald Sun Tour; Sun Tour Falls Creek finish extended to the resort; Pellizotti signs with Bahrain-Merida; Coach says Wiggins has enough for one more Olympics; Olympians headline Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals races; Pavlukhina signs with Astana Women’s Team; Police use audio from incident that killed cyclist in anti-drink driving campaign; Boardman calls for overhaul of British Highway Code; Woman rides high-wheel across America; Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story; Bikepacking Vietnam: The Documentary.

Boardman calls for overhaul of British Highway Code

by CyclingTips

British cycling champion Chris Boardman is leading a campaign to overhaul and improve rules in the British Highway Code in regards to junctions in an effort to improve safety, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians.

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British Cycling claims that there are many gaps and grey areas in the code, with at least 14 rules about junctions that either contradict or cause confusion.

“The proposals put forward by British Cycling and partner organisations would eliminate confusion, improve efficiency and reduce congestion, while giving cyclists and pedestrians greater protection,” Boardman said. “Therefore encouraging more people to take up greener transport options and making our streets healthier.”

“Whether driving, cycling or walking, negotiating a junction is the most hazardous manoeuvre you can make on the road.”

Boardman’s mother was killed earlier this year while cycling in a collision with a vehicle.

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