Cycling: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th May 2018.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists have (a) been injured and (b) died from cycling-related accidents in (i) York and (ii) the UK in each of the last eight years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The table below shows the number of pedal cyclists killed or injured in reported road accidents involving personal injury in York and in Great Britain, for the years 2009 to 2016.

York

Great Britain

Year

Number of pedal cyclists killed

Number of pedal cyclists injured (serious or slight)

Number of pedal cyclists killed

Number of pedal cyclists injured (serious or slight)

2009

1

132

104

16,960

2010

0

123

111

17,074

2011

1

123

107

19,108

2012

0

139

118

18,973

2013

0

148

109

19,329

2014

0

191

113

21,174

2015

0

165

100

18,744

2016

0

179

102

18,375

Source: DfT STATS19

To put these figures into context, the miles cycled in Great Britain rose from 2.97Bn miles in 2009, to 3.45Bn in 2016, a 16 per cent increase.

The Department does not hold data for Northern Ireland and therefore publishes statistics on reported road accidents and casualties for Great Britain only.

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