Croydon Tramline Accidents
The LCC and CTC are jointly
compiling a list of cyclists injured by catching their wheels in the
tramlines. We’ve heard of 12 so far, but 7 of these were reported by
witnesses, so we only know who the other five are.
Would anybody else who has
been injured, or is injured in the future please phone us on 020 8668
3549 or 020 8668 2811. We are particularly interested to know such
things as where the injuries occurred, whether the road was wet, and
whether there was intimidation by drivers following too closely
It is important that these
incidents are reported to the police. If this is done within 30 days,
they should be included in the statistics. This is a government
requirement, so if the police say they don’t want to know, ask the
officer’s name and tell us.
Statistics are the basis on
which remedial action is taken, so if there are no reports, the council
can pretend that these injuries don’t happen, and take no action. One
of their officers has already described them as “theoretical.”
Wellesley Road cycle accident black spot - before and after...