Tuesday, 21 February 2012

3 Mile Flashride To Go Via Some of London's Most Dangerous Junctions. 209 Accidents in 6 Years.

The Times Cycle Safe Campaign has triggered discussion of cycle safety at a national level, to the point where the MP for Cambridge and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Bicycle Group, Julian Huppert, has secured a 3 hour cycle safe debate in Westminster on Thursday February 23rd. To remind MPs of the important changes that are needed to street and junction design all over Greater London, not least at Parliament Square, which is only metres from their workplace, there is a flash-ride planned on Wednesday 22nd.

The route of the ride has been designed to go via many of the buildings and streets containing the very MP's that will debate the issue of cycle safety the following day. Perhaps coincidentally, the route and therefore the streets and junctions around parliament are some of the most dangerous in London with no less than 209 reported cycling accidents between 2005 and 2010 on the three mile ride.

Accident data provided via our Cycle Injury Map

The ride is being organised and marshalled by iBikeLondon, Cyclists in the City and the London Cycling Campaign. It will be sensibly marshalled and respectful to other road users. Expect it to last around 45 minutes.

Our map uses data provided by the DfT to display over 80,000 slight, serious and fatal reported cycle accidents on the UK streets between 2005-2010. In the individual accident view, each one can be clicked on for more information, in the accident cluster view, as you zoom in and move around it re-draws the hotspots according to what you are looking at highlighting particularly dangerous junctions or roads within a city or neighbourhood. Click here to browse the Levenes Cycle Injury Map.

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