Road casualty increase (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1921
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you accept that the total number of pedestrians casualties on London's roads has gone up since you were first elected in 2008?

Answer

Answer for Road casualty increase (3)

Answer for Road casualty increase (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor 04 September 2013. The number of pedestrian casualties per journey in London has dropped by 34 per cent over the last decade. Since I was elected, pedestrian fatalities have fallen considerably, by 18 per cent from 94 in 2008 to 77 in 2011. Over the same period, the number of Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) casualties while walking has also decreased significantly, by 19 per cent from 1,208 in 2008 to 980 in 2011. On an absolute basis, it is correct to say that there has been a slight increase in overall pedestrian casualties during this period, of 6 per cent from 5,127 in 2008 to 5,446 in 2011. However, this does not reflect the increased number of pedestrian journeys in London.

I am firmly committed to making London's streets safer, and the number of pedestrian casualties remains a concern. London's new Road Safety Action Plan to 2020, entitled 'Safe Streets for London', sets out the actions that TfL and I will take to save lives and reduce injuries on London's roads. The plan can be found at the following link: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/corporate/safe-streets-for-london...

Further, TfL will be publishing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan later in 2013, which will aim to improve the safety of pedestrians and reduce pedestrian casualties across the capital.