Bromley’s residential roads are the most dangerous in London

Beckenham Labour

Data obtained by 20s Plenty from Transport for London reveals that Bromley’s ‘unclassified’ (ie. residential) roads are the highest risk in London.

TfL data shows that in recent years 26% of ‘killed and seriously injured’ (KSI) accidents in Bromley occurred on residential roads – the highest percentage of all London boroughs. Of ‘all casualties’ in Bromley, 23% occurred on residential roads.

Comparative figures for neighbouring boroughs are:

  • Bexley 17.6% (KSI) and 15% (all casualties)
  • Croydon 15% (KSI) and 17% (all casualties)

The lowest comparative figures for outer London Boroughs are:

  • Hounslow 9.8% (KSI)
  • Richmond 12% (all casualties)

Labour Group Leader, Cllr Angela Wilkins said:
“When we ask for new road safety measures to be installed or for speed restrictions on residential roads, we are told we can’t have them until ‘enough’ people have been injured there.

Firstly, this is a mindlessly bureaucratic policy from the Tories – why do we have to wait for people to be killed or seriously hurt? Whatever happened to the concept of preventing accidents?

Secondly, since they like KSI statistics, here’s a set from TfL that prove it’s time Bromley Tories changed their policy and to introduced more 20 MPH speed limits.

It really is time to put people first in this Borough.”

Table 1.
Showing the numbers of all Killed and Seriously Injured casualties in London for the four years 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 in terms of the Road Classification; in the right-hand columns there is the resulting proportion for each borough of casualties on Unclassified Roads (ie Residential roads)

As you can see for all of these killed and seriously injured casualties, LB Bromley has the highest proportion on its residential (unclassified roads).


Table 2.

Showing the numbers of all casualties (of any severity) in London for the four years 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 in terms of the Road Classification; in the right-hand columns there is the resulting proportion for each borough of casualties on Unclassified Roads (ie Residential roads)

When we look at this in terms of casualties of any severity (ie killed, serious and slight), LB Bromley again has the highest proportion on residential roads).

All data from TFL: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/road-safety