find_bruce wrote:I have been involved in work health and safety for many years, which leads me to believe that a proper risk assessment is vital, both of the current situation & what you are considering. A risk assessment needs to be evidence based. In terms of controlling that risk, the hierarchy of controls is an excellent way to analyse the effectiveness of proposed measures, ie
- Elimination - it is unlikely we will eliminate cars any time soon
- Substitution - more people on their feet, bikes, buses & trains all contributes
- Engineering controls - eg keep the cars confined
- Administrative controls - road rules, enforcement etc
- Personal protective equipment
How do you ensure that any R/A stays focused on the risks to cyclists and is not turned about against them? I have a real fear of that.