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London Assembly member Navin Shah calls for public safety improvements after injuries to cyclists and pedestrians in Brent rise

PUBLISHED: 14:12 09 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:12 09 July 2013

London Assembly member Navin Shah

London Assembly member Navin Shah

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London Assembly member for Brent and Harrow Navin Shah is putting pressure on Boris Johnson to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Mr Shah said the London Mayor had taken “his eye off the ball” after figures showed a 19 per cent increase in the number of pedestrians who became casualties on Brent roads in 2012 compared with 2011.

The figures by Transport for London (TfL) show casualties from slight injuries to fatalities and recorded 199 pedestrians being affected in the borough.

The number of cyclists recorded as casualties also rose by 17 per cent in the same period to 95.

Mr Shah said: “If we are determined to encourage more people to cycle and walk then the mayor must improve public safety on red routes which run through high streets and shopping areas such as Brent.”

A TfL spokesman said: “The mayor has written to the leaders of London’s 33 boroughs stressing the importance of coordinated action and TfL has invited senior borough officers to a London Road Safety Summit in July to agree early action on the Safe Streets for London action plan.”


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