London’s most dangerous cycling junctions revealed

Elephant and Castle roundabout tops the list of dangerous junctions for cyclists in the capital, with 80 reported incidents between 2009-2013

London’s ten most dangerous junctions for cyclists were revealed yesterday, with the notorious Elephant and Castle roundabout topping the list with 80 reported incidents in a four-year period.

The figures, taken between 2009 and 2013, measured incidents involving cyclists and motorists that were serious enough to be reported to the police.

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Insurance company Aviva conducted the survey, based on 23,000 cyclist crashes reported to police within the M25.

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The figures come as London Mayor, Boris Johnson, admitted that Transport for London has underspent on their road safety budget by £50m this year, according to the Evening Standard.

London Assembly Liberal Democrat leader Caroline Pidgeon said it was “simply shameful that year after year TfL repeatedly spend just a fraction of their allocated budget on vital improvements to junctions and investing in cycling infrastructure.”

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Trafalgar Square came a distant second to the Elephant and Castle in the list, with 46 incidents, with the Waterloo Road roundabout third with 45 incidents.

Top 10 cyclist incident hotspots in London 2009-2013
Elephant and Castle roundabout 80
Trafalgar Square 46
Waterloo Road roundabout 45
Lambeth Bridge/Millbank roundabout 38
Upper Tooting Road/Lessingham Avenue, Ansell Road/ Derinton Road 34
Grove Road/Mile End Road 32
Vauxhall Bridge/ Wandsworth Road 31
Monument Tube station junction 29
Camberwell New Road/Brixton Road 28
Camberwell New Road/Kennington Road/Harleyford Street 28