Questions to the Mayor of London by Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member, have revealed:
- Between 1 January 2016 to 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
Commenting on the figures, Caroline 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.”