Cyclists and Cattle Grids

Posted on: 13 January 2020

Why is the incidence of injuries to cyclists on cattle grids increasing? It is difficult to strip out the number of cyclists injured on Cattle Grids from the general accident statistics. This is a matter which should be addressed to inform Public Policy. The absence of this important data means there is no evidence base to determine if these is a problem. However there are so many more reports in the Press and as Highways Engineers we are seeing more example of it in our daily activities. There is a growing swell of complaint arising from the Cycling Community and it would appear that something is happening. So why is this happening? The initial reaction is “More cyclists mean more incidents”. Although this is statistically probable there are many other potential factors. These can be divided into 2 groups of potential contributors. Changes to users Grid Related issues The first group is beyond the scope of this article. We will focus on the Gri...