London Cycling Campaign has released a new interactive map showing where London’s most dangerous junctions are. The map uses the latest ‘Stats19’ emergency services response data for 2018-2022.
The map shows that in Enfield the most dangerous junction for cycling is Angel Corner, Edmonton with five collisions involving bikes and vehicles in the past five years.
And the most dangerous junction for pedestrians is Ridgeway and Drapers Road, EN2 with one fatality and 4 collisions in the past five years.
Junctions and crossing points are where a significant proportion of serious and fatal collisions happen in London. Safer junction design has long been understood to be one of the key methods of not only reducing road danger but also enabling more people to walk and cycle comfortably and safely.
“Enfield has made some great strides in providing active travel infrastructure in recent years but there are still many junctions where people on bikes, people walking and people wheeling take their life in their hands. For too long vehicles have had priority at these junctions; we want to see safer, better designed junctions that put people not vehicles first.” said Adrian Day, Co-ordinator Enfield Cycling Campaign and Better Streets for Enfield
LCC’s map has been a year in development to use an algorithm that treats nearby junctions as ‘clusters’ (so larger gyratories, or complex multi-junction systems show up), uses five years of emergency services data for ‘slight’, ‘serious’ and ‘fatal’ collisions weighted by DfT ‘value’ factors, and weights newer collisions higher so junctions where traffic patterns have changed or improvements have been made are progressively downweighted, and factors in multi-victim collisions too.
The LCC Dangerous Junctions map is available at: lcc.org.uk/junctions