Road casualties target

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2096
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You recently announced a target of a 50 per cent reduction in people being killed or seriously injured on London's roads by 2020, which is very welcome, but please can you spell out how this will be achieved over the next five years, given for example the current rate of delivering the Better Junctions programme?

Answer

Answer for Road casualties target

Answer for Road casualties target

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The success in achieving the 40 per cent reduction in killed and seriously injured casualties in London should rightly be applauded. However, with a growing population and more people on our roads, TfL, the London Boroughs and other road safety stakeholders will have to redouble their efforts to ensure that such positive trends continue and the 50 per cent target is met.

I am determined to push ahead with further investment in making London's roads safer. This includes delivery of my Cycling Vision with key projects under construction. The Better Junctions programme is one element of the comprehensive portfolio of road safety investment planned over the course of the next five years and significant progress has been made with schemes like Oval Triangle, Stockwell Cross, Blackfriars Junction and Old Street Roundabout. Construction has also started on the East-South and North-West Cycle Superhighways and on the upgrade to Cycle Superhighway two.

The wide ranging action that TfL and its partners are taking includes major road safety improvements to roads and junctions, 20mph speed limit trials, action on dangerous lorries, tough enforcement, the replacement of an ageing safety camera network, innovative technology trials and a programme of education and training to help people use the roads safely.

A combination of all of these initiatives, matched by continued work by London Boroughs, will help to see a further reduction in casualties beyond the impressive trends that we have seen already.