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Cyclists beware: London’s most dangerous junctions have been revealed

Posted at 2:00 pm, March 3, 2015 in News, Transport
Dr Bike

We’re all aware of how dangerous cycling in London can be. Despite the bright Lycra, the fluro jacket and the flashing lights, accidents still happen. If you’ve got a loved one cycling in each morning, you may worry about that awkward turn or that busy roundabout, but where are the real danger hotspots for London’s cyclists?

The most dangerous junctions for cyclists in London have been revealed after Boris Johnson was forced to admit that TflL has only spent £29 million of its £82 million cycling budget this financial year.

Wondering where to avoid? The number one hotspot for cycle incidents is Elephant and Castle roundabout with 80 reported crashes involving cyclists and motorists between 2009 and 2013. Trafalgar Square follows with 46 crashes and Waterloo Road is a close third with 45.

An Aviva analysis of cycling stats in the UK has highlighted that HGVs were involved in a third of serious collisions and a third of cyclists in serious collisions in the dark weren’t using their lights. So eyes open drivers, and lights on pedal pushers.

Here’s the full list:

Top ten cyclist incident hotspots in London 2009-2013

Elephant and Castle roundabout (80 incidents)

Trafalgar Square (46 incidents)

Waterloo Road roundabout (45 incidents)

Lambeth Bridge/Millbank roundabout (38 incidents)

Upper Tooting Road/Lessingham Avenue, Ansell Road/ Derinton Road (34 incidents)

Grove Road/Mile End Road (32 incidents)

Vauxhall Bridge/ Wandsworth Road (31 incidents)

Monument Tube station junction (29 incidents)

Camberwell New Road/Brixton Road  (28 incidents)

Camberwell New Road/Kennington Road/Harleyford Street (28 incidents)

 

In more London transport news take a look at:

Basic bridges need not apply: 12 far-out designs for a Pimlico-Nine Elms crossing

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Thousands of you off-peak commuters will be getting refunds!

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