Map shows all east London TfL road deaths last year

Map shows all east London TfL road deaths last year

Transport for London’s (TfL) latest road fatality data shows 21 people were killed on roads in the area between January and December 2023.

Redbridge was the east London borough with the most fatalities, accounting for a third of all deaths (seven).

Barking and Dagenham had the fewest, with no deaths recorded in the whole of last year.

Pedestrians were the most at risk on roads in east London, with 10 being killed in 2023.

This included Marie Theobald, who died while walking her two dogs in Manford Way, Chigwell, on December 22.  

Six people riding motorbikes were killed, and five people died in a car crash.

The data comes as TfL claims road deaths in London are at their lowest levels outside of pandemic years, having fallen by 6 per cent since 2022.

In total, 95 people were killed on the capital’s roads, compared to 102 in the previous year.

Those walking, cycling and motorcycling were deemed most at risk, accounting for 80pc of all the people killed or seriously injured.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has now reiterated his ‘Vision Zero’ goal to eliminate death and serious injury from the capital’s streets by 2041.

TfL’s walking and cycling commissioner, Will Norman, said: “Every death or serious injury on our streets is devastating.

“We’re making significant progress, but we know there is more work to do to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads.”

According to the transport body, the number of people killed while cycling has fallen by 40pc against a 2010-14 baseline, from 13 to eight.

Data suggests cycling journeys have continued to increase with the number of daily cycle journeys increasing to 1.26million in 2023, up by 6.3pc since 2022.

TfL claims this means cycling trips have become safer overall.

In 2023, there were 252 people seriously injured in collisions involving a TfL bus, including passengers, and six people killed.

This represents a 43pc reduction in fatalities involving a bus from the 2010-2014 baseline.

Cars were involved in more than two thirds of casualties on London’s roads. TfL has said it is committed to tackling speeding as well as continuing to reduce speed limits to 20mph.  

Map of east London road deaths 2023

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