The Brake Blog

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.
Nov
10

New national road casualty figures hide the potholes in cyclist safety

New national road casualty figures hide the potholes in cyclist safety

It's virtually a daily occurrence in the UK that there is a road collision involving a cyclists and a motor vehicle. In the latest Brake blog, Hugh Potter, partner and personal injury specialist at Potter Rees Dolan, explains why cyclist safety is a ticking time bomb that needs to be disarmed.

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Sep
06

Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Dr Will Murray, a trustee of Brake, the road safety charity, cycled from London to Paris to raise money to support the work Brake do in saving lives and supporting bereaved and injured families. Here he describes his journey and looks at how cycling can benefit not only our health, but the economy. 

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Jul
21

The importance of planning our cities in the future

The importance of planning our cities in the future

How countries around the world plan and build their cities and infrastructure is even more vital than ever these days, not only for the safety of all citizens on the roads, but to improve air quality and provide sustainable modes of transport. Brake's Chief Executive Mary Williams writes about the changes needed in current attitudes to provide sustainable and prosperous cities around the world.

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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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