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Cycling accident blackspots revealed

The Evening Standard has reported on a study undertaken by Aviva to identify the most dangerous junctions in London for cyclists.  The study covers the period from 2009 to 2013, with Elephant and Castle named as the most dangerous junction with 80 incidents involving cyclists during the timescale reported to the police. Trafalgar Square was the second most dangerous junction with 46 incidents reported during the same time period, with Waterloo Road roundabout the third most dangerous with 45 reported accidents.

The survey results come as it is reported that Transport for London has only spent just over a third of its £82 million budget on cycling for this year, although a spokesman has indicated any left-over budget will be "rolled over" into the next financial year.

Jennifer Buchanan, solicitor with Fieldfisher says "These figures show that it's imperative that work starts as quickly as possible to lay down the new north-south and east-west cycle superhighways. Hopefully the connection of the North-South Superhighway to Elephant & Castle will prevent further needless deaths. They need to look at these statistics and make sure that these key junctions are included in any improvements made to the cycle network in London."

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