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Revealed: the 4 SE1 junctions with worst pedestrian casualty stats

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New figures published by the Mayor of London show the four road junctions with the highest number of pedestrian casualties in SE1 - and three of them are on Borough High Street.

The figures cover the years 2012 to 2014 and were published by the Mayor in response to a question tabled by Lambeth and Southwark's London Assembly member Val Shawcross.

1. Southwark Street / Borough High Street – 9 casualties
2. London Road / Garden Row – 8 casualties
3. Borough High Street / Duke Street Hill – 7 casualties
4. Great Dover Street / Borough High Street – 6 casualties

"With three out of the four worst danger spots in Southwark along its length, Borough High Street presents a shocking level of risk to pedestrians and yet is a red route road for which Transport for London is directly responsible," said Val Shawcross AM.

"Although there have been some improvements in crossing facilities along Borough High Street and its side streets, I will be challenging Transport for London to do the job properly and give pedestrian safety top priority by installing much better pedestrian facilities at these danger hotspots."

Responding to Ms Shawcross's original question, Boris Johnson said: "The number of pedestrian casualties at these junctions does not take into account the amount of walking.

"Around 29 million journeys are walked every day in the capital and walking has increased by 1.5 per cent between 2013 and 2014, and by 18 per cent since 2000.

"In contrast, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured in London fell by 7 per cent between 2013 and 2014, to the lowest level on record.

"TfL is committed to working with its partners, including all of London's boroughs, to address pedestrian safety across London, and is making significant investments to do so."

• In 2014 Southwark Council promised to fund a new pedestrian crossing at the Borough High Street / Great Dover Street junction within a year. However, this junction is TfL's responsibility and as yet no pedestrian lights have been installed.

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