A new dashboard making road accident statistics easier to understand is now available on the Transport for London website.
Published as part of the agency’s Vision Zero initiative, the tool allows users to filter data based on key fields such as injury severity, location, date/time and by mode. Maps, charts and data visualisation tools compare collision data across the years and by location, making the data easier to understand.
At launch the dashboard offers data from 2017 to 2019 with more recent numbers promised to be added “in due course”.
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “Every death on London’s roads is one too many which is why we are determined to eliminate these tragedies through our Vision Zero action plan.
“The launch of our new online dashboard is key to achieving this goal as making collision data more accessible is useful not only for TfL and partner organisations, but also the public.
“It also serves as a timely reminder about the importance of driving safely and sticking to speed limits to protect all road users, especially those who are most vulnerable.”
Lilli Matson, TfL’s Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer, said: “Vision Zero is at the heart of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and reflects TfL’s fundamental belief that no death or serious injury on London’s road and transport network is acceptable or inevitable.
“As we continue to take action to reduce road danger, we need to ensure that the public and our stakeholders can access and interpret our collision data easily.
“Our new Vision Zero Dashboard does just that by visualising our collision data, making clearer than ever the appalling consequences suffered by thousands of people in London each year.
“Behind every collision there is a tragedy experienced by a person’s family, their friends and their community.”