Following a serious crash involving a van and a cyclist on 29th August at the junction of West Savile Terrace and Mayfield Road, casualty statistics are now available for this junction. There is an ongoing police investigation - as well as an investigation by Council officials to assess if measures are required at the junction. Local residents and road users (including the many who have contacted the local councillors) should note that the junction investigation is likely to be complete by the end of November. The figures tell an interesting story. They are for the junction for 10 years up to the end of May this year and to them should be added the incident in August where a cyclist was seriously injured.
Table 1: Casualtes by Type
Bus passenger 1
Car driver 3
Table 2: Casualties by Severity
Table 3: Collisions by Type
Vehicles 3 (No pedestrian involved)
In other words, the vast majority of casualties have been cyclists. Indeed over the past ten and a half years the two serious casualties have been cyclists and the vast majority of incidents have involved cyclists. I note that this is a main cycling route to and from the Kings Buildings as well as a route to Sciennes Primary School. We will wait for the report on options.
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