HC Deb 25 July 2000 vol 354 cc516-7W
Mr. Ben Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the number of accidents caused by cyclists bumping into pedestrians on(a) pavements and (b) public carriageways in the last year for which figures are available. [132096]

Mr. Hill

I have been asked to reply.

Information on the causes of accidents is not available. The table gives the number of single vehicle accidents which involved a pedal cyclist and an injury to a pedestrian, by vehicle location.

Accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians on footways and verges1 and carriageways2: Great Britain 1999
Vehicle location Accidents
Footways and verges1 79
On main carriageway 2 217
1 Footway or verge comprises footways for use by pedestrians only, which form part of the highway but are separated from the main carriageway, including grass verges
2 Main carriageway includes bus/cycle lane and other restricted lanes within the carriageway itself