Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member, has discovered that alarming numbers of bus collisions are occurring at pedestrian crossings in London.
In response to Questions to the Mayor of London raised by Caroline, TfL have revealed that:
- Between 1 January 2016 and 30 November 2018 there were 71 recorded bus collisions involving pedestrians at a designated pedestrian crossing.
- Collisions involving buses at pedestrian crossings are taking place in London almost every fortnight on average
- Pedestrian collisions involving buses have taken place in almost every London Borough
- TfL admit their figures might be an underestimate of the actual number of collisions between buses and pedestrians
Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member, commenting on these figures said:
“Despite all the rhetoric about achieving zero deaths and injuries on our roads these figures are a stark reminder of how far we need to go to make our roads safer for everyone.”
“It is absolutely vital that we ensure pedestrian crossings are a place of total safety for pedestrians.”