Isn't it dangerous?
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 11:00pm 11 September 2006
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No, it is not. Many people who'd like to cycle are put off by fear of the traffic. The Congestion Charge means the centre of London has far fewer cars than before. And of course, the more cyclists there are on the roads, the more car drivers will look out for them.
If the cyclist stays aware of who and what is around him or her, and makes the bike visible with lights and bright clothes after dark, cycling is a safe mode of transport.
In most cases you will find that the same public liability insurance policy that covers employees for walking, catching public transport or driving will cover them when cycling. If in doubt, check with the insurance broker.
As an employer, you can help by publishing directions showing quieter routes to work - for visitors as well as for staff. Click on "London Route Maps" for more information.