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News and views from around the road safety world, with contributions from partners, researchers and campaigners as well as Brake staff and volunteers. All views expressed are those of the contributor and do not necessarily represent those of Brake or its employees.
Apr
26

Will the £50m pothole fund mean safer roads for cyclists?

Will the £50m pothole fund mean safer roads for cyclists?

It's easy to forget that roads are not just for cars, they are for everyone - in fact modern roads were first built for bicycles. With that in mind, Dean Ronnie takes a look at the fund which has been set aside by the government to solve the issue of potholes, a potentially deadly problem which plagues our roads, not just for cars, but especially for those who favour pedal power. 

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Nov
17

Cycling: an under resourced solution supplier

Cycling: an under resourced solution supplier

The theme for Road Safety Week this year is 'drive less, live more'. With that in mind, Brake's former senior community engagement officer Philip Goose looks at the cycling infrastructure that is currently in place and how Britain could and probably should follow the lead of the Netherlands in creating road use for all. Road Safety Week 2015 takes place November 23-29.

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Sep
01

What’s driving sustainable transport?

What’s driving sustainable transport?
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November will see Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event, go in a new direction. The focus this year is on sustainability, with the theme being 'drive less, live more'. With that in mind; Elli Thomas from Centre for Cities blogs on the role planning and understanding economic development can play in creating more sustainable transport.

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Jun
10

Active travel and traffic danger: the school run catch 22

Active travel and traffic danger: the school run catch 22

As 100,000 kids take to the streets on the day of Brake's Giant Walk, Brake's campaigns officer Ed Morrow examines why it's so important to get more children walking and cycling to school - and why we are currently failing to do so.

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Jun
02

Why Road Safety Week is going green

Why Road Safety Week is going green

This year, as usual, November will play host to Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event. Not quite as usual, Road Safety Week will have a big focus on sustainability, with the theme 'drive less, live more'. Brake deputy chief executive Julie Townsend looks forward to the event and explains why Road Safety Week is going green.

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