Top 10 London roads for accidents and fatalities

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Dear Transport for London,

Please provide me with a list of the top ten roads in London, which have recorded the highest numbers of fatalities and injuries resulting from
bus-pedestrian, bus-cyclist, motor-pedestrian, motor-cyclist, HGV-pedestrian, HGV-cyclist collisions in London for the period 2007-2013. This information should be provided per year, and whether the injured/killed party was a pedestrian or a cyclist.

I would also like the above information for the top ten roads in Brent Borough, London, as ranked by the number of fatalities and injuries for the same categories, and same period – 2007 to 2013. Please also provide the data for Chamberlayne Road, NW10.

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Mulaisho
Chair, Kensal RIse Residents Association

M Clary left an annotation ()

As specified here, the results would not be meaningful. Green Lanes or Harrow Road would come out high simply because they goes on for miles, while Sidmouth Road (for example) would not because it is short.

What would be better is to ask for the roads with the highest accident rates. The ratio of accidents to vehicle mileage would be best, but even the ratio of accidents to the length of the road would be an improvement.

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Ms Mulaisho

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0125-1415

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 22 April 2014 asking for information
about collisions on London’s roads.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 21 May 2014.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Fiona left an annotation ()

Thanks for your annotation M Clary. Working out the ratio of accidents to length of road will be easy, as the latter of information is publicly available.

M Clary left an annotation ()

It will be easy ... but only for the top ten roads. If they are "top ten" because they are long, you won't have the data for potentially more dangerous shorter roads with which to do the easy calculations!

Fiona left an annotation ()

M Clary - good point and thanks! Will amend request accordingly! Thank you.

Dear Gemma,

Thank you for your email confirming your receipt of my FOI to which I want to make an amendment.

Whilst the nature of the request remains the same, I am making my request more specific by this email.

What I specifically want now is the ratio of fatalities and accidents to vehicle mileage and the ratio of fatalities and accidents to the length of the road in London. I want this information for what would be considered as the top ten roads for these two categories in London for each year between 2008 and 2013. I also want the accident data for Chamberlayne for each year, from 2008 to 2013.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Mulaisho

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Ms Mulaisho

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0125-1415

 

Thank you for your e-mail refining your Freedom of Information request.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. A response
will be provided to you in due course.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear Ms Mulaisho

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0125-1415

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 22 April 2014 asking for information
about collisions on London’s roads.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and our information access
policy. I can confirm we hold some of the information you require.

 

Please find attached the interpreted listing report for all personal
injury collisions in Chamberlayne Road for the period 1 January 2007 to 31
December 2013. Please note that all 2013 data is currently still
provisional.

 

We do not hold information on the ratio of fatalities and accidents to
vehicle mileage, and the ratio of fatalities and accidents to the length
of the road in London. However, I have provided links to several documents
TfL has produced on the topic of road safety, which you may find useful.

 

Raw data for collisions and casualties for the whole of Greater London is
available on the TfL website
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publicat...
for the period 2005 to 2012, and the 2013 data will be added later this
year when it has been finalised.

 

The other information which may be useful to you can be found using the
following links:

 

1.    Levels of Collision Risk Greater London

[2]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/doc...

 

2.    Vulnerable Road User Working Paper

[3]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/doc...

 

3.    Better Junctions Site Locations

[4]http://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/f...

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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