HC Deb 28 July 1989 vol 157 c1098W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total number of road accidents involving cyclists in the past year; what are the comparable figures for the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

The figures requested are as follows:

All accidents involving pedal cyclists: 1983–1987
1983 31,236
1984 31,586
1985 27,482
1986 26,641
1987 26,616

Final figures are not yet available for 1988; provisional estimates show 25,800 pedal cycle casualties for the year. This compares with a figure of 30,600 for 1983, a decrease of 16 per cent.

While this fall is welcomed by the Department, we remain concerned at the high level of pedal cyclist casualties and are committed to reducing it further.