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A protest campaign over poor walking and cycling safety

Effective road safety planning: what should be happening

What the vision should be
Road safety planning and policing: what we have a right to expect
Poor Merseyside road casualties should be considered
Other relevant information
Past strategies
Options that should be considered

Merseyside road safety failures

Merseyside / national road safety failures

Merseyside road safety concerns

So-Mo project on pedestrian casualties

Merseyside road safety improvements

Taking action on poor road safety

Current campaigns





A road safety vision
When considering danger on the roads, some think only of the deaths and injuries from collisions, but this is only a small part of the harm done to people by road danger.

A road safety vision should include
  • no deaths or serious injuries (termed 'Vision Zero')
  • minimising of other injuries
  • nobody should be prevented by road danger from keeping healthy - current levels of road danger prevent many people from taking adequate exercise via active travel (walking and cycling) leading to health problems from inactivity such as obesity
  • nobody should be prevented by road danger from accessing employment or other social interaction
  • no air pollution should occur from road danger preventing cleaner forms of transport (walking, cycling or clean public transport) - i.e. from road danger causing an excessive reliance on motor vehicles for transport.

What's the basis of this vision?

Walking safely is a basic human right. See here.

Published visions

Mayor of London (2017) A Safer City for All Londoners: Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 Download from https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/mopac_police_and_crime_plan_2017-2021.pdf or from here.

Last updated: 15 Jun 2018