London named the most dangerous city for British cyclists

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 16.09

London is Britain’s most dangerous city for cyclists, reported a study by personal injury expert Boyes Turner.

Bristol and Hull come in second and third place and have reported 1,301 and 1,243 incidents since 2016.

Using data from the Department of Transportation, the research revealed that over the past five years, there have been 11,560 incidents involving cyclists in the capital, most of them on the A3211 between Blackfriars and Embankment.

The data also showed that the area around Temple subway station is the most dangerous for cyclists as it is the most common site of fatal accidents. Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users, with weather, road and traffic conditions, their smaller size compared to other vehicles, and the awareness and attitude of other motorists around them can all reduce their visibility and safety.

While traffic accidents across the country have registered a 45 percent drop since 2010, the number of cyclists fell by 6 percent. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of fatal cycling incidents grew by 40 per cent across the UK.

“Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users, with weather, road and traffic conditions, their smaller size compared to other vehicles, and the awareness and attitude of other drivers around them can all reduce their visibility and safety,” said Kim Milan, senior partner for Boyes Turner’s personal injury team.

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