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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





About the website editor
The website editor is Ian Campbell BA BSc MD FRCS FRCR, a resident of the Wirral, Merseyside.

Relevant experience and qualifications

  • member of several voluntary and community groups including Wirral Pedestrians Association, Merseyside Cycling Campaign, Transition Town West Kirby, and 20sPlentyForUs
  • 15 years as a statistical consultant, assisting about 60 clients with about 200 projects - publications in peer-reviewed journals are listed at www.iancampbell.co.uk
  • 15 years as a hospital doctor, specialising in general surgery (qualified as FRCS) and oncology (qualified as FRCR)
  • BSc degree in mathematics and statistics (Open University 1994)
  • doctorate (MD) on Statistical Analysis of End-Points in Cancer Clinical Trials (1994)
  • an interest in road casualty statistics since 2009 (see below).

Relevant road casualty projects

  • Setting up the www.travelindependent.org.uk website to publish DfT road casualty data as charts and tables for each police area and each highway authority in order to make road casualty information more readily accessible to voluntary groups and planners
  • Setting up the www.pedestriansafety.org.uk website, which includes comparisons of the different police areas and highway authority areas of Great Britain, and discusses best practice.
  • Work to improve the statistical analysis of road casualty data including analysis by statistical testing and confidence intervals. This includes an article giving a re-analysis of Portsmouth’s 20mph data to show the benefits of considering random variation when studying road casualty data [1], and an online calculator that draws charts for road casualty data with confidence intervals, and calculates statistical significance [2].

Further details

[1] Ian Campbell (2011) Analysis of Portsmouth 20mph Road Casualty Data with Allowance for Random Variation http://www.iancampbell.co.uk/files/Portsmouth_20mph_statistical_analysis.pdf

[2] Ian Campbell Calculator to assess counts such as road casualty figureshttp://www.travelindependent.org.uk/calculator.html

See also www.iancampbell.co.uk.

Last updated: 3 Jan 2020