London Mayoral Candidates Talk Cycling Safety
This via LBC:
In a previous City Hall Question Time, Boris revealed that overall, things are safer for cyclists - the KSI rate (the proportion of cyclists killed or seriously injured per journey, or per number of kilometres cycled) IS reducing.
Let’s be clear about this - It’s A Good Thing.
The problem is, that there’s lies, damned lies and statistics. I’m not sure that we have any evidence that the improved safety rate is anything to do with the Mayor and his VERY EXPENSIVE blue paint.
What we do know is that although he seems to have forgotten it, at certain key junctions, his instruction to TFL was that traffic flow (by which they mean motorised traffic flow) was to be prioritised.
We don’t know whether or not TFL’s actions led directly to the deaths of a number of people on bikes. But it is currently the subject of a police investigation for a potential charge of corporate manslaughter.