TOP 5: Bristol's Most Dangerous Cycling Junctions
Wednesday 29 Feb 2012

top five worst cycling junctions in bristol

Labour's Bristol East MP, Kerry McCarthy MP has claimed the city is not safe enough for cyclists, despite it being named as England's first cycling city four years ago.

"Streets are too crowded", and cycle lanes "too confusing".

She also suggested banning vehicles on Sundays to allow cyclists to use the roads.

Jon Rogers from the city council said £23m had been invested since Bristol was made an official cycling city.

Mr Rogers said: "We've got 8,000 new bike racks, 2,000 new signs, and 53km (33 miles) of new and improved routes, but we need to keep that sort of investment going for years."

The list below contains the five most dangerous junctions for cyclists in Bristol. Using data from the DfT this is based on the number of reported cycle crashes between 2005 and 2010, displayed on our cycle accident map. 

1. Clarence Road/Temple Gate/Bath Road/Cattle Mkt Rd Roundabout - 25 Accidents

2. Whiteladies Road/Cotham Hill - 23 Accidents

3. Old Market Roundabout - 21 Accidents

4. St. James Barton Roundabout - 20 Accidents

5. Cheltenham Road/Bath Buildings/Arley Hill - 19 Accidents

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