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We all need to play our part for safer roads

16 October, 2020

• NEW government figures have shown that 112 Londoners were killed or seriously injured in road accidents in Islington last year. We should in no way accept this as an inevitable reality of living in a busy city.

As Londoners we should be able to travel across the capital confidently and safely, whether it’s crossing the street, getting on our bikes, or boarding a bus.

This is why Transport for London launched its Vision Zero Action Plan to implement measures to eradicate all deaths and serious injuries from our roads within the next 20 years.

At the heart of the plan is making our city safer and more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

We have seen this with the segregated Cycleways that have sprung up across the capital, the overhaul of dangerous junctions and roundabouts, and the installation of more pedestrian crossings on busy roads.

With lockdown, the Streetspace scheme has also accelerated some of City Hall’s efforts to encourage Londoners to adopt greener ways to get around the capital.

However, with traffic steadily increasing, we all need to play our part by using our roads responsibly and attentively.

Labour Member for North East (Hackney, Islington & Waltham Forest)


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