I have today written to Peter John, the Leader of Southwark Council, as follows:
Unfortunately injuries to cyclists have increased for the fourth year running as shown in figure 49 on page 106.
This must be a major concern for us all as Councillors.
Maintain the % of principal road length in poor condition at 11.1% by 2013/14
Delivered: 2012/13: 16.7% of principal road network length – Failing (Red)
RAG status for road safety targets:
Reduce the number of casualties by 33% by 2020 – Failing (Red)
Reduce the number of KSIs by 33% by 2020 compared with a 2004/08 baseline – Failing (Red)
Reduce all cyclist casualties by 44% by 2020 based on a 2004/08 baseline – Failing (Red)
Comparing Southwark to other inner London boroughs, Southwark ranks third worst in terms of total and killed and seriously injured casualties and that Southwark’s casualty numbers are higher than the inner and greater London borough averages.
Councillor for South Camberwell
London Borough of Southwark