Living Streets demands the adoption of a Vision Zero Strategy - that is, a target of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 2030.
People make mistakes, and policies must aim to protect them from fatal errors on roads. "Zero harm" is standard for health and safety at work, it should be the same on our highways.
Councils in Blackpool, Brighton & Hove, Edinburgh & Northern Ireland agree. Let's make this nationwide.
Living Streets is calling for more research so we can better understand the causes of these worrying statistics.
"This initial analysis highlights that a problem exists but more work needs to be done to understand why it is a problem and what could be done to address these inequalities," says Agilisys Chairman, Dan Campbell.
Living Streets CEO, Mary Creagh adds "Black lives matter and we would like to see more research into the causes of these worrying inequalities so that we can reduce road danger for everyone."
We can start right away.
Active Travel Academy research has found that low-traffic neighbourhoods established during the coronavirus lockdown are benefitting poorer and ethnic minority communities in London, after local authorities and Transport for London used equity criteria in their planning processes.
Living Streets wants this approach be adopted nationwide, so that low-traffic neighbourhoods are targeted at areas with the greatest risk of road collisions.