Cyclists killed or seriously injured

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3411
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Thank you for your answer to question 1920/2013 where you state that "it is correct to say that the total number of cyclists killed or seriously injured (KSI) in London increased' by 125 each year, since you were elected Mayor. What was the rate of KSI per cyclist in 2008 and 2011, on both TfL roads and across London?

Answer

Answer for Cyclists killed or seriously injured

Answer for Cyclists killed or seriously injured

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I acknowledged in my previous answer, there has been an increase in the total number of cyclists killed or seriously injured (KSI) in recent years, reflecting the considerable and very positive increase in cycling levels seen in London since I became Mayor. However, it is incorrect to say that the total number of cyclists killed or seriously injured (KSIs) in London has increased "by 125 each year" - this is an inaccurate representation of important casualty data. Between 2008 and 2011 the number of cyclist KSIs increased by an average of 28 KSIs per year. However, this should be seen in the context of a considerable increase in the number of people cycling over recent years.

TfL regularly publishes information on both the number of collisions and casualties in London (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/corporate/collisions-and-casualties-on-londons-roads-2012.pdf) and the number of journeys cycled in London is reported in the 'Travel in London' report, available at this link www.tfl.gov.uk/travelinlondon

Much work has been done to improve the safety of cyclists on London's roads, including establishing the Better Junctions review, the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety Review and a range of safety campaigns aimed at raising awareness of safety amongst drivers and cyclists. Cycle safety is also a key priority for my £913 million Vision for Cycling in London.