Local London Assembly member Joanne McCartney is calling on local residents to name the most dangerous roads, junctions and roundabouts in Enfield & Haringey. The appeal for information comes at the start of national Road Safety Week (21 – 27 November 2011).
According to Transport for London (TfL), in Haringey pedestrian casualties are up 4 per cent in the last year and in Enfield cyclist casualties are up 45 per cent in the last year.
Local Labour Assembly member Joanne McCartney said
“There’s been a really worrying rise in casualties on the roads in Enfield & Haringey – something we should be doing all we can to stamp out.
Recent tragedies on London’s roads are a stark reminder of the dangers cyclists and pedestrians face every day. I’m keen to find out how confident local residents feel getting to work, on the school run or going to the shops.
I particularly want to know whether the mayor’s cycling superhighways and his policy of shortening crossing times for pedestrians have made people feel safer or more at risk”
TfL’s own figures show that, across London, pedestrian casualties increased by 3.5% overall in 2010 compared to 2009. Cyclist casualties rose by 9.2% over the same period.