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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





Deaths from air pollution in Merseyside
Air pollution is one reason why decision makers should be prioritising walking and cycling over travel in motor vehicles, since motor vehicles are a major cause.

The total deaths nationally from air pollution are estimated to be 40,000 deaths per year, partly from particulates and partly from nitrogen oxides.

A breakdown of deaths from particulate pollution by local authority is given in a document from Public Health England [1].

The annual deaths in Merseyside (from page 11 of the report) are
Liverpool 239
St Helens98

The average number of life-years lost is roughly 10 per person.

The ill effects are not just the shortening of life in the fatal cases, but also the ill health before death, and the non-fatal cases of asthma and so on.



Last updated: 12 Jan 2020