Freedom of information response

Cyclist deaths/road improvement

Publication date: 
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Request: 

Number of cyclist deaths from January 1st 2019 - January 1st 2020

The road names or postcodes of cycling accidents during the same period

The number of temporary or permanent barriers put in place to reduce the number of cycling accidents and the cost of these over the last 5 years (January 1st 2015 - January 1st 2020) and whether or not these barriers were PAS 68 or IWA 14 crash tested.

What you plan to spend on measures to protect cyclists following the announcement from the government that it has announced an overall £2bn package to create a new era of cycling and walking and whether these measure will be temporary or permanent, and if you are able to answer at this stage if these barriers will be PAS 68 or IWA 14 crash tested. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/2-billion-package-to-create-new-era-for-cycling-and-walking)

Response: 

Number of cyclist deaths from January 1st 2019 - January 1st 2020

ZERO

The road names or postcodes of cycling accidents during the same period

N/A

The number of temporary or permanent barriers put in place to reduce the number of cycling accidents and the cost of these over the last 5 years (January 1st 2015 - January 1st 2020) and whether or not these barriers were PAS 68 or IWA 14 crash tested.

ZERO – data led approach to mitigate PIAs and has not been required.

What you plan to spend on measures to protect cyclists following the announcement from the government that it has announced an overall £2bn package to create a new era of cycling and walking and whether these measure will be temporary or permanent, and if you are able to answer at this stage if these barriers will be PAS 68 or IWA 14 crash tested. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/2-billion-package-to-create-new-era-for-cycling-and-walking)

Currently under review

Design brief parameters are to increase road space for walking and cycling and where appropriate to reduce vehicle road space to divert traffic or slow vehicles

Not adverse to barrier systems on appropriate routes and will be investigated accordingly

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Request reference:
FOI 10019