York among the most bike-friendly cities in the UK

YORK has been ranked as one of the most cycle-friendly cities in the UK, according to a new study.

Claims.co.uk experts retrieved over 12,000 cycle paths from a reputable cycle network site and analyzed the number of cycling accidents, average gradient, surface quality and lighting on cycle paths, ultimately assigning a hazard score for each UK city examined.

York was ranked 8th among the top 10 cities for cyclists, achieving an overall danger score of 3.33/10. The city has a slope score of 2/10 and an average bicycle accident score of 3.42/10.

York’s surface quality score was 1.5/10, while the region’s dim lighting score was 6.25/10.

The results of the study show that Chelmsford is the safest UK city for cycling, with an overall danger score of just 1.79/10. The number of bicycle accidents is the second lowest of all the places analyzed, being slightly behind Gloucester in fifth position. Boasting near-perfect road conditions for cyclists, over 73% of trails are well-lit in the city.

Meanwhile, Birmingham has been ranked as the most dangerous city for cycling, with the city boasting an overall danger score of 7.38/10. City cyclists are most likely to suffer from poorly maintained road surfaces and steep paths.

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