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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





Pedestrian fatality risk and impact speed

The relationship between speed and injury severity is particularly critical for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

For example, pedestrians have been shown to have a 95% chance of survival when struck by a car travelling at 20mph or below, a 60% chance of surviving an impact at 30mph, and a 5% chance of surviving an impact at 40mph - see chart (source:

So speed limits of greater than 20mph should be implemented only where there are very few pedestrian and cyclist movements.

Last updated: 12 Jan 2020