There are hundreds of cyclists involved in road accidents each year in Scotland. And while cyclists are a resilient bunch, who are used to the odd scrape or two, they’re just as entitled as other road users to claim for compensation following a personal injury accident.
With the Scottish Government aiming for 10% of all journeys to be made by bike by 2020, installing bicycle lanes to help meet this target is currently under review. But how do cyclists feel about this approach to improving cycling conditions? While some feel bike lanes increase comfort and safety levels, others are firmly opposed to dedicated cycle areas on the grounds that they increase safety issues. In this blog, we’ll examine the pros and cons of bike lanes in an attempt to reach a clearer conclusion on whether or not bike lanes benefit cyclists.