New data reveals most dangerous London borough for pedestrians
Once the number of walking trips is taken into account, Barking and Dagenham is the borough where pedestrians are most in danger of death or injury
Every 12 hours, a pedestrian is seriously injured by a car, lorry or bus on London’s streets – and one person is killed every week.
Eleven people on foot were killed in the borough of Westminster in the three years to 2016; another 11 in Hackney and 11 more in Tower Hamlets. Ten people died in both Havering and Greenwich.
As cities around the world close central streets to cars to mark World Car-Free Day, Guardian Cities is looking at the joys and trials of urban walking.
Pedestrians from lower income backgrounds are at higher risk of injury than are better off pedestrians
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Source: Guardian Transport
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