New data shows the lowest number of people killed on London's roads last year

By Nub News Reporter

3rd Jun 2024 | Local News

Figures published by Transport for London show that the number of people killed or seriously injured on London roads in 2023 fell by six per cent. (Photo: Oliver Monk)
Figures published by Transport for London show that the number of people killed or seriously injured on London roads in 2023 fell by six per cent. (Photo: Oliver Monk)

Transport for London (TfL) has published new road casualty data online, showing the number of people killed on London roads in 2023 has fallen.  

Figures published by Transport for London show that the number of people killed or seriously injured on London roads in 2023 fell by six per cent.  

The statistics show that the number reduced from 3974 to 3709, the lowest on record outside of the pandemic affected years. 

Last year was the lowest year on record for fatalities, excluding 2021, which was affected by COVID-related lockdowns and travel pattern changes.  

The new information marks progress towards the Mayor's Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury from London's streets by 2041. 

Will Norman, Walking and Cycling commissioner says: "The Mayor is committed to making it safer and easier for people to walk and cycle around our city." 

The new data also reveals 95 people were killed on London's roads in 2023. 

People walking, cycling, and motorcycling continue to be most at risk, making up 80 per cent of all the people killed or seriously injured that year. 

Norman adds: "Every death or serious injury on our streets is devastating. 

"We're making significant progress, but we know there is more work to do to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London's roads." 

TfL says it is working in partnership with London boroughs, the police and other stakeholders to directly tackle road danger.  

Projects and investments include: 

  • Lowering speeds across London. 
  • TfL's world-first Direct Vision Standard – reduces blind spots on lorries. 
  • £19.5m investment for more cycleways  

In 2023, TfL also launched its Vision Zero inequalities Dashboard tool, creating a new map that shows the stark levels of road traffic injury inequality in the capital.  

According to the train network, the 'pioneering' new tool shows how deprivation is linked to higher road casualty levels. 

TfL say it is continuing to work to analyse the cause of inequalities in road injury, and The Mayor will ensure that partner organisations, TfL, boroughs and the Met continue to work together to achieve new and measurable road safety actions by 2030. 

     

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