Cycle Safety Action Plan
Cycle casualties have fluctuated over the past two decades, but the general trend is downwards. The substantial increase in the number of cycling trips has been accompanied by a comparatively small increase in casualties. As such, the relative risk of cycling per trip is actually falling and cycling is getting safer.
This Action Plan aims to drive this positive trend forward.
The objectives of the plan are to:
- Ensure the growth of cycling in London is accompanied by a reduced rate of cycling casualties
- Increase the perception that cycling is a safe and attractive transport option
- Make progress towards achieving existing and future targets for reducing cyclists killed or seriously injured
- Ensure London continues to be a world leader in developing effective cycling safety improvements, underpinned by analysis and a sound understanding of the causes of collisions
Read more about cycle safety and watch a training video for Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers and cyclists.
End of year review
Over the last year, good progress has been made in implementing the Cycle safety action plan. This is set out in the Cycle safety action plan end of year review 2011.