FOI request detail

Cycleway Highway Cycling Accidents Incidents

Request ID: FOI-2014-2021
Date published: 01 February 2021

You asked

I have been instructed on a number of cycle highway / cycleway incidents involving cyclists and poor design of the cycleway. I would like to see how common these incidents are in the last 3 years.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-2014-2021

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8th January 2021 asking for information about incidents on cycleways.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our Information Access policy.

Specifically you asked:

Cycleway Highway Cycling Accidents Incidents: I have been instructed on a number of cycle highway / cycleway incidents involving cyclists and poor design of the cycleway. I would like to see how common these incidents are in the last 3 years.”

TfL does not hold the information you have requested, as we do not record whether a collision was due to the “poor design of the cycleway”. However, we do hold and regularly publish information on road traffic collisions. Please refer to the new Vision Zero dashboard that can be found on our website here:

https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/road-safety

Vision Zero is at the heart of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and reflects our fundamental belief that no death or serious injury on London’s road and transport network is acceptable or inevitable. The Vision Zero Action Plan, published by the Mayor of London, Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police Service in July 2018, details the evidence based actions we’re taking to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s streets by 2041. 

To continue delivering evidence-based actions that reduce road danger, and encourage all sectors and agencies in London to do the same, we need to ensure people can access and interpret collision data quickly and easily. As part of this TfL has launched the new Vision Zero dashboard which shows collision data online in a more accessible way. The dashboard currently comprises collision data from 2017-2019 and in due course we have plans to add future years’ data and further analysis capability, for example casualty rates by kilometre travelled.

Please also note the following page - https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/safety-and-security/road-safety/london-collision-map - which shows a map of collision locations dating back to 2005. This data can be filtered by casualty type, severity, age and by the year of the incident.

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Yours sincerely,

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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