Increase in number of pedestrians killed & injured on London roads.

08 January 2014

This meeting took place on 9 January 2014. Read the transcript here.

After nine years of decline to 2010, the number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured (KSI) is rising in the capital. In 2012, 69 pedestrians were fatally injured on London’s roads, compared with 58 in 2010. In the same period, the total number of pedestrian KSI’s increased by 23% [1]. Pedestrian casualties accounted for 37 per cent of all serious injuries and 51 per cent of all fatalities on London’s roads in 2012.

The London Assembly Transport Committee will tomorrow explore what the Mayor and TfL have identified as the causes for pedestrian KSI’s, test the validity of these conclusions and determine the likely impact of the measures that have been or are being put in place to improve pedestrian safety.

TfL is currently working on a targeted Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.

The following guests will be questioned:

· Anna Collins, Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, Living Streets;

· Kate Carpenter, Technical Director, Jacobs Engineering and Chair of Road Safety Panel, Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation;

· Richard Holmes, London Region Campaigns Officer, Royal National Institute of Blind People;

· Amy Aeron-Thomas, Executive Director, RoadPeace;

· Lilli Matson, Head of Delivery Planning, Surface Transport, TfL; and

· Iain Blackmore, Head of Traffic Infrastructure, TfL

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 9 January from 10am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for Editors:

1. TfL Surface Transport Casualties in Greater London factsheets 2002- 2012

2. Agenda Papers

3. London Assembly Transport Committee

4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.