Road casualties have become normal in Britain. But there is another way

A parliamentary group has compiled 10 recommendations to make our roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists

Cyclists on a superhighway in London
Potential cyclists cite dangerous road conditions as the main reason for not taking up the method of transport. Photograph: Marcin Rogozinski/Alamy

Chris Boardman has achieved many things: Olympic championsuccessful businessman, head of an active travel quango. But in a muggy committee room in parliament on Monday evening, he was speaking in a very different yet all too commonplace role: the bereaved relative of someone killed on the roads.

Talking in public for the first time about the death of his mother, Carol, who was run over in 2016 while cycling in north Wales by a pickup truck driver who had just been on the phone, Boardman recounted his dash to the hospital in Chester from France on learning the news.

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