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Cycle Safety Action Plan

Cycle casualties have fluctuated over the past two decades, but the general trend is downwards. The substantial increase in the number of cycling trips has been accompanied by a comparatively small increase in casualties. As such, the relative risk of cycling per trip is actually falling and cycling is getting safer.

This Action Plan aims to drive this positive trend forward.

The objectives of the plan are to:

  • Ensure the growth of cycling in London is accompanied by a reduced rate of cycling casualties
  • Increase the perception that cycling is a safe and attractive transport option
  • Make progress towards achieving existing and future targets for reducing cyclists killed or seriously injured
  • Ensure London continues to be a world leader in developing effective cycling safety improvements, underpinned by analysis and a sound understanding of the causes of collisions

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