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Chris Boardman talks cycle safety on BBC’s Daily Politics Show

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Published: 19 December 2013

Britain has been building roads that prioritise cars, buses and lorries for years – but not for people on two wheels – British Cycling’s Policy Adviser, Chris Boardman, told the BBC’s Daily Politics Show in a film broadcast on 18 December.

The Olympic gold-medal cyclist said the UK should look at Copenhagen, where a "bold decision" to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists was made in the 1970s. Now more than a third of people there commute by bike.

In a film that highlights the changes that British Cycling wants to see happen to turn Britain into a nation of cyclist, Boardman also called on the prime minister - who pledged to "cycle-proof" new roads and junctions - to "turn those words into action".