Cyclist deaths in London and safe cycling in Paris

Published by Lyn on 21 November 2013

Paris hasn't always been so bicycle friendly. Photo: Jon Worth

We'd argue that Paris is a lot more bike-friendly than London. Photo: Jon Worth

If you live in the UK, you will have heard about the recent spate of cyclist fatalities in London. Renewed calls to ban trucks in central London have received international coverage – this from the New York Times – and Chris Boardman has written an open letter to the Mayor Boris Johnson appealing for increased cyclist safety.

We received an email from the London radio station LBC Radio last week asking for us to take part in a discussion that compared London to other big cycling cities. One of our Paris-based contributors, Mark Cramer, knows the streets of the French capital as well as anyone I know. He kindly agreed to chat to the station on our behalf.

You can listen to the interview here.

Cycling in Paris

You can read more from Mark here about Paris cycling culture , plus we have this guest blog about how Paris became a great city for cycling. Mark also has this quiz to help you cycle safely in Paris and these suggestions for great day rides in Paris and these tips for getting out of Paris by bike.

Your Paris cycling experiences

We'd be interested to hear abot your experiences cycling in Paris. Do you find it a safe and enjoyable city to ride in? How does it compare to other cities? If you've also cycling in London, it would be great to hear any comparative feedback. Please leave your comments below (our comments are moderated but I try and approve them as soon as I can, so please don't think I'm ignoring you if your comment doesn't appear immediately!)

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