Cycling casualties

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3412
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Thank you for your answer to my question 1919/2013 stating that 'it is correct to say that there has been a slight increase in overall road casualties' of over 700 people a year. Can you explain why the number of casualties went down by around 17,000 in the previous eight years before you became Mayor, but has gone up since you were elected?

Answer

Answer for Cycling casualties

Answer for Cycling casualties

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I acknowledged in my previous answer, there has been a slight increase in overall road casualties between 2008 and 2011, which does not reflect the increased number of journeys on London's roads since I became Mayor.

Reducing road casualties in London remains a key priority and the Plan sets out the actions that I and TfL will take to save lives and further reduce injuries on London's roads. This Plan can be found at the following link:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/corporate/safe-streets-for-london.pdf