Organisation: Transport for London (TfL)
Date of Publication: June 2022
Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 28 June 2022
The number of people killed on London’s roads fell to the lowest level on record in 2021 – despite a rise in the number of KSI casualties. The data shows there were 75 road deaths last year, a year-on-year fall of 22%.
Conversely, the number of people killed or seriously injured increased by 17%, rising from 3,070 in 2020 to 3,580 in 2021. TfL attributes this to traffic returning to pre-pandemic levels.
The data shows vulnerable road users continue to be most at risk with people walking, cycling and motorcycling making up 81% of London’s KSI casualties in 2021.
The number of people killed while cycling in 2021 was down by 40% on the 2005-09 baseline, from 17 to 10. However, serious injuries to people cycling increased by 54%.
TfL says this partly reflects increases in the number of journeys cycled, with the most recent figures showing the share of road journeys by bicycle almost doubling to 4%.
TfL also says a shift away from private vehicles to walking, cycling and public transport will significantly help reduce Londoners’ exposure to road danger, while also helping to reduce congestion and carbon emissions.
Click on the link below to access the road danger reduction dashboard and collision and casualty data.