The Death Zone

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 Red pins are men, blue pins are women,-Central London cyclist fatalties, 2001-12 (source I Cycle Liverpool)

A UK cycling blogger recently wrote a post exposing a peculiar trend occurring in central London near UCL. He notes that in a particular area in central London, which has seen 14 deaths in the past 14 years, women have been disproportionately killed while cycling. This brief study also notes that 13 out of the 14 total deaths involved large vehicles, HGVs and buses.

This report makes one think, what can be done to train the drivers of large vehicles better? How can roads be made safer for cyclists? Why are women at a higher risk in this area?

The full report can be found here: http://icycleliverpool.co.uk/2013/02/18/the-ladykiller/

 

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