Becoming a cycle-friendly employer
Some employers' are reluctant to promote cycling actively because they - or more probably their Health and Safety advisers - are worried about liability issues.
Firstly and most importantly, cycling is not an unduly risky activity - a point we back up in our briefing on Road Safety and Cycling.
Secondly, CTC argues that it is not the employer who's putting people at the risk by promoting cycling; instead, the threat comes from hostile road conditions (e.g. bad driving, poor infrastructure etc). In fact, by encouraging cycling rather than driving, employers are making road conditions safer because cyclists do very little harm to other road users.