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Shocking Accident Figures For London Cyclists

Thu, 05/03/2015
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The Department for Transport has revealed shocking figures regarding the numbers of accidents involving cyclists over the last 5 years in the country’s capital.

The details were reported in a news article by the BBC:

“There were 22,988 accidents and 80 deaths involving cyclists in London over five years, according to Department for Transport (DfT) figures.

Elephant and Castle roundabout in south London was the worst accident blackspot with 80 accidents involving cyclists between 2009 and 2013.

DfT figures analysed by insurers Aviva showed cycling accidents within the M25 reported to or attended by police.

Transport for London said any accident was "one too many".

In a statement, it said: ‎"While we don't recognise the interpretation of these figures, we entirely agree that any accident on London's roads is one too many.

"That is why we are investing nearly £1bn in upgrading the existing Cycle Superhighways with greater segregation, introducing major new segregated cycle routes and backstreet Quietways, and overhauling dozens of junctions on both our roads and on borough roads."

Other initiatives such as the Exchanging Places programme can only help this terrible situation. 

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