Monthly Archives: June 2012

MAYOR JOHNSON – Getting the numbers wrong


There has been justified anger at the absurd – and dangerous – claim by Mayor Johnson  that: “I’ve seen a figure, I think, of 62%, which
is the high proportion of cycling KSIs (killed or seriously injured) that are associated with some infraction by the cyclists themselves of the rules of the
This has been jumped on with a review of the available evidence showing how wrong this statement is by the CTC . The London Cycling Campaign have also demanded to know the
origins of these supposed “statistics” in a splendid corrective . Ths reaction to Mayor Johnson’s gaffe  here is excellent: but there is more to comment on in this case. Continue reading