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

Elephant and Castle roundabout

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.

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