11 May 2014

FoI Request - Cycling Collision Statistics

It would seem that the offer from MAG to work with cyclists to head off unnecessary legislation and interference in their "sport" has been met with a rebuff.

As two wheelers we have the same sort of problems on the road, not being seen by other road users, road surface conditions etc.

But this is their mouthpieces repost:

http://www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/files/file_public/motorbikesbrf.pdf

I don't see any evidence or research quoted to substantiate their claim that motorcycles are more of a danger to them than cars. Simply, unsubstantiated bowlocks!

As a result I have lodged a Freedom of Infomation with Transport for London to see what stats they hold.

Below is my email but first their initial response.

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Our Ref:         FOI-0209-1415

Thank you for your e-mail received on 8 May 2014 asking for information about collisions involving cyclists.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and TfL's information access policy. 

A response will be provided to you by 6 June 2014.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London




-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Devall [mailto:pauldevall@yahoo.co.uk
Sent: 08 May 2014 17:55
To: FOI
Subject: Cyclist Accident Stats on London's Roads

Dear Sir,

After reading the Cycle Touring Club's opposition to allowing further freedoms for Powered Two Wheelers in the shared spaces on London's roads, i.e. Bus lanes and advanced stop boxes, and their claim that PTW's are a greater threat to their (cyclists) safety I'd like to request to see the statistics that TfL holds on the accidents/incidents between cyclists and all forms of powered vehicles and pedestrians.

The CTC published this document on January 2014 without any supporting evidence just hysterical sound bites.


I'd like I make this request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I have searched the TfL FoI website and although there are several requests, some answered, some not, none have broken the data down by vehicle type involved with the cyclist.

Thank you.

Paul Devall
London N1 1TH



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1 comment:

Trobairitz said...

Lets hope they produce more than a scrap of paper with nothing on it. Something tells me they probably don't have any stats to back it up.

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