Memorialising Crossrail Deaths and Vision Zero

MQT on 2018-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your response to Question 2018/2116 you did not fully answer my question.  Please state specifically whether there are any plans for Crossrail to memorialise the three cyclists and one pedestrian killed by Crossrail Contractors' lorries between 14th November 2010 and 10th February 2016 with plaques like the one that has been agreed will be unveiled at Fisher Street Headhouse at a future date.


Answer for Memorialising Crossrail Deaths and Vision Zero

Answer for Memorialising Crossrail Deaths and Vision Zero

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The incidents which claimed the lives of Maria Karsa, Brian Holt, Ted Wood and Claire Hitier-Abadie were unacceptable tragedies. My thoughts are with their families and friends, and I know the same is true of the management of Crossrail Limited. I have asked Transport for London (TfL) to explore a memorial with the families once the project is complete and the Elizabeth line is open.

Please be in no doubt that I am absolutely determined that we remember all those who have lost their lives by learning from each incident to help us eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our roads. My Vision Zero Action Plan sets out a series of bold measures to help us overcome road danger, including record investment in new infrastructure to make walking and cycling a safe option across the capital, and bringing in a world-leading safety standard for lorries.