Unequal road outcomes and how they manifest among different demographics and communities – a deep dive into inequalities in London’s road casualties

London is committed to achieving Vision Zero, to eradicate all loss of life and serious injuries from London’s transport network by 2041.

In order to tackle the danger posed on London’s roads we need to firstly understand where collisions are taking place and who is being injured.

Through road safety data analysis, we know that where people live, their age, ethnicity and whether they have a disability will affect their likelihood of injury. We know that in London: people living in the most deprived areas are twice as likely to be injured than those who live in the least deprived areas; black people are 2.3 times more likely to be killed or serious injured than white people; and children aged 4-15 living in deprived areas are three times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than their peers living in less deprived areas.

Within our Vision Zero action plan progress report (2021) we have committed to build on this knowledge by further investigating the extent of unequal outcomes in road traffic collisions. We seek to discover what groups of people are being most impacted, focussing on what information we have within the Stats19 data initially.

This presentation will look at how we are beginning to tackle this, our challenges and limitations and what our aspirations are going forwards to narrow road traffic injury inequality.

Amy Pidwill, Road Safety Strategy Lead, Transport for London

Amy Pidwill is Road Safety Strategy Lead for Transport for London, delivering and refining TfL's strategy to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries from London's roads by 2041.

In her previous role, she worked on plans to deliver a zero emission London bus fleet.