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Freedom of information request highlights dangers of Camden’s ‘death mile’

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Freedom of information request highlights dangers of Camden’s ‘death mile’

News article published on: 13th August 2019

Cycling safety, particularly city cycling, is a topic that is rarely out of the news – usually unfortunately due to accidents or collisions between cyclists and cars or lorries.

With this in mind, the Personal Injury department at Osbornes has looked into one of our local areas in Camden which has been in the news when it comes to dangerous cycling routes. Camden Road (A503) is sadly also known as the ‘Death Mile’ due to how often it has to be closed due to accidents.  

Canden's death mile - click to expand

Campaigners often highlight the short section of road as an example of the need for more effective road planning with an awareness of the safety of London’s cyclists.

The research we undertook for this infographic involved submitting a freedom of information request to Transport for London to find out the location of every accident along the road since 2010.

When mapping the individual accidents onto Camden Road, the extent of problem areas such as the junctions with St Pancras Way and Brecknock Road are made extremely obvious, as well as the general extent of accidents throughout the A503. The intensity of accidents throughout the A503 also highlights the need for measures to be put in place to avoid further instances such as the tragic death of Paula Jurek in 2011, and to limit the amount of accidents no matter what severity.

We will be highlighting further areas of concern along the Camden Road on our site soon so please get in touch with your thoughts and comments.

For further information on the Camden Road or to sepak with one of our solicitors with regards to a cycling accident you have had contact Stuart Kightley on 020 7485 8811. You can also fill in our online enquiry from.

Written by Stuart Kightley
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