Road Danger in Westminster

Road DangerpngAt last nights Westminster Living Street AGM, l was reminded of this slide in a presentation made by Jeremy Leach at one of its previous meeting.

The geographical spread of pedestrian & cyclist fatalities in the City of Westminster is shown well, illustrating particularly the black spots like the West End and Oxford St which are not surprising but what really stood out was the Edgware Rd, a shopping area used by residents of the City.

The City has also by some margin the highest number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured (KSI) of any borough in London, with nearly a quarter of them occurring on the Transport of London (TfL) Road Network like the Edgware Rd. Its something l will concentrating on myself over the next year or so.

Progress whilst painfully slow for 20 mph in the City of Westminster is at least making progress in the City of London, where it should be in place on the 20th of July. We trust officials in Westminster are watching the lead taken by the City Corporation. In the meantime, we need campaigners like Westminster Living Street at the vanguard of changing the culture of our street life.

So best of luck for the officers, Chair & Secretary elected last night for another year of campaigning.

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