Dr Aldred’s findings were featured in an article for The Times which revealed that for every mile walked, a low-income pedestrian is three times more likely to be injured by a motor vehicle than someone from a high-income household. The research also found that people with disabilities are five times more likely to be injured than non-disabled people.
In an article for Transport Xtra, Dr Aldred commented: “Motor vehicles cause many more injuries than are recorded by police or hospitals. They put vulnerable pedestrians – many with few other options than to walk – at high risk. There is also a very high-unreported toll of injuries to cyclists. While the data doesn’t tell us why these inequalities exist, it does suggest transport planning doesn’t do enough to protect the most vulnerable road users.”