May 18th, 2011
New figures released by Transport for London suggest cycling in the capital is the safest its been since records began, back in the 1970s. For the first time deaths fell below 150, with 126 recorded last year, a drop of 32% on the previous year where 185 people were killed. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson commented on the statistics upon their release: “London’s roads are now much safer than they were a decade ago and the Metropolitan Police, London Boroughs and Transport for London all deserve praise as other countries look to our lead.” However he also added, “there is still much more to be done, especially around the safety of cyclists on our streets, and that is exactly why we continue to fund road safety schemes across the Capital.” Cycle Assist still suggest careful cycling with a helmet, lighting and hi-visibility clothing coming top of the safety check list. Do you cycle in London? We’d love to hear your thoughts on how safe you find riding in the capital. Leave a comment below and share your experiences.