President's Challenge Statement (June 2020)
- People walking, cycling and using motorcycles in London are over-represented in the numbers of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on London's roads, accounting for 79% of 2018's KSI casualties.
- Lack of effective regulation in ride hailing cabs and food delivery services and the business models being used is putting drivers and riders in this sector at risk.
- Children from poorer families in London are at much greater risk as pedestrians that those from more affluent families.
- Road safety education and enforcement have both reduced over the last 10 years of austerity measures and road casualty reductions have flatlined - coincidence?
- London is being gripped by rising levels of obesity and downward levels of mental health and wellbeing. Active travel can improve both of these - but how do we get more people walking and cycling?