Deaths of cyclists in London: trends from 1992 to 2006

November 19, 2010

 

A study has found that freight vehicles were involved in 43% of all cyclist deaths on London’s roads between 1992 and 2006 and they were making a left turn in over half those incidents. The study calls for the removal of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes “from urban roads and more appropriate means of delivery of essential goods found.” Seriously? London would suffocate without the volume of goods being trucked around on its roads.

We need to all realise that cutting up the inside of a turing vehicle is just dumb and if one pulls up next to us then we need to be sure that they have seen us. Better education on both sides will save lives and be a much more workable solution than banning goods vehicles.

Image above by Garry Knight used under license.

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