Following on from a parliamentary Q & A by Sadiq Khan MP earlier this week, in an RAC Foundation blog post we analysed exactly where London’s pedestrians were killed in 2012.
While 18 actually died on pedestrian crossings no one on foot was killed on the ‘footway or verge’ in that year. However more questions from Mr Khan reveal that was not the case in the two years prior:
“Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what proportion of serious injuries to pedestrians in Greater London involved pedestrians hit by vehicles while on a footpath in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013; 
“(2) what proportion of pedestrian fatalities in Greater London involved pedestrians hit by a vehicle while on a footpath in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013. 
“Mr Goodwill: The proportion of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries in reported road traffic accidents in Greater London, which involved a pedestrian on a footway or verge, in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012, were as follows:
|Pedestrian casualties||Pedestrian casualties on footway or verge||Proportion on footway or verge|
“Data for the year 2013 will be available in June 2014.”
There are also parliamentary answers (scroll down the page until you get to transport questions) relating to other details of how pedestrians (and cyclists) lost their lives in the capital between 2010 and 2012.