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TMS in collaborative work to reduce London cycle deaths

TMS has been working with Phil Jones Associates and the Construction Industry Cycling Commission (CICC) to better understand the factors that are leading to fatal road collisions involving cyclists in London.

We have analysed 107 fatal and 159 serious cycle collisions from recent years and worked with CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) on some of the potential improvements that can be made in terms of road user education, truck safety and regulations.

The findings from the project were disseminated at a workshop in London on 6th July when TMS/PJA presented their findings, and representatives from CLOCS presented ways to move forward to an audience of construction industry managers, developers, cycle safety campaigners and local authority staff. 

The photos show delegates working in groups to prioritise actions that the construction industry can take forward.

TMS Director Steve Proctor said: “Our analysis shows that in London, female cyclists are especially vulnerable at traffic signal junctions if they are travelling near to large trucks, particularly construction vehicles. Our work has helped in defining this problem, but more work needs to be done to understand why women are disproportionately at risk. CLOCS and others are working hard to assist the construction industry and cyclists to introduce improvements designed to tackle these issues”.

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