not sure if you saw, but the Kilburn boy who done good - Bradley Wiggins - was asked yesterday night in an interview about what he thought about cycle safety. He replied that that there should be a law forcing people to wear cycling helmnets. I am not going to get into that here but let's just say the debate is lively. (this for example).
The Guardian as part of the discussion have reposted a map online of 11 years of deaths and injuries mapped and visualised.
Here is the enlargement for our area.
1. Pedestrains are most likely to be a fatality.
2. I wouldn't want to ride a motorbike along Green Lanes
3. The three primary schools seem to do a great job on road safety despite many parents breaking parking rules when dropping kids off.
4. I always suspected the roundabout at Alroy/Endymion Road was dangerous for cyclists. Englarge it and you see 2 serious cycling injuries.
(Of course I dont know the difference yet between what they catagorize a "serious" injury, or a "slight" injury).
This is very interesting Mark!
Wow, it's carnage in the Gardens. No wonder it was gated.
If you look carefully (i.e. zoom in) you can see that the pedestrian fatalities along Green Lanes are mostly the young (3) and potential Freedom Pass holders. Perhaps we should make helmet wearing compulsory for this group?
And yet while cities such as Bristol and boroughs such as Islington adopt a speed limit on almost all roads of 20mph, Haringey stated there was no money to do so. To be honest I don't expect much from TfL who only seem interested in removing pedestrian crossings and retiming signals to 'smooth traffic flow', but the council don't appear to be doing anything either - lots of consultations, nice words and 'Smarter Travel' promotions, but nothing which makes it any safer for me to walk/cycle anywhere.