War on Britain’s Roads

The Guardian - 30 November 2012 - 6 Dec 2012 - Media Coverage
Cycling groups and MPs condemn BBC1 documentary about road users by Peter Walker in The Guardian. Programme titled The War on Britain's Roads accused of endangering cyclists by stereotyping them as reckless

The Independent - 4 December 2012 - 6 Dec 2012 - Media Coverage
Cyclists hit out at depiction of the war on Britain’s roads in BBC documentary by Simon Usborne in The Independent.

Now that the programme has been broadcast - with some important edits compared with the preview version - Roger Geffen advises against simply venting anger and instead suggests some positive outcomes.

Does the programme - War on Britain's Roads - present an unbalanced and sensationalist view of conditions on the road network? If you think so, complain to the BBC setting out the ways in which you feel it has misrepresented the situation.

Ahead of BBC1's documentary 'The War on Britain's Roads', CTC's Roger Geffen previews the programme and urges cyclists to provide feedback. He asks you to listen out for the claim that "reported incidents [..are..] on the rise", and tell us what "incidents" you think they are referring to.

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