Turning the Corner

We are supporting British Cycling’s Turning the Corner campaign to alter priority at junctions for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The petition we (and hopefully you) are signing says:

“I support the introduction of a universal rule to give way when turning at junctions, to make them simpler and safer for people driving, cycling and walking.”

It’s a complex topic – the full report by Phil Jones Associates proposing the change and laying out the case for further research runs to 113 pages – but the executive summary gets that down to 19 pages, and Chris Boardman manages to sum it up in under a minute…

Phil Jones, one of the report’s authors, explains the technical advantages that can be made by simplifying junctions for all users…

This will make designing safe cycle routes easier and remove some of the problems with existing cycle tracks such as giving way at every side road.

Help us to help you – please sign the petition.

This initiative was the result of a number of study tours, particularly to Copenhagen, and if you’re curious I wrote this last year about my own experience of cycling there.