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The Guardian: New data reveals most dangerous London borough for pedestrians

Transport and Logistics 2 October 2018

still of Rachel Aldred in a short video explaining her research

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster, commented on new research revealing the most dangerous boroughs for pedestrians in London.

In an article, The Guardian revealed that on average, for every billion walking trips that occur in London, 600 people would be killed or injured. Barking and Dagenham were the boroughs identified where pedestrians are most in danger.

Commenting on the new data, Dr Aldred said: “We don’t know why this gap exists, although it fits with other evidence suggesting pedestrians from lower income backgrounds are at higher risk of injury than are better off pedestrians.

“It reinforces the need for proven measures to reduce road danger across London, such as reducing speed limits and ensuring that drivers stick to those lower speeds.”

Read the full article on The Guardian website.

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