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Remembering London’s road traffic victims

Caroline Russell: 'London can be a city that shares its success with every  citizen' - Bright Green

Green Party Transport spokesperson Caroline Russell has called on the Mayor of London to do more to remember those who’ve died on London’s roads.

In a London Assembly meeting, she pressed Sadiq Khan to formally name victims of road accidents for the sake of their families. 

Caroline said: “Knowing the names of people who have lost their lives on London’s roads reminds us that this is not about statistics, but people and their friends, their families and work colleagues who miss them.”

While the number of deaths on London’s roads is decreasing, there is a long way to go to hit the Mayor’s Vision Zero target. The mission aims to have no fatalities or serious road injuries in the capital by 2041. 

Recently there was an outpouring of anger after the death Marta Krawiec. The 41-year-old paediatrician was commuting to work at St Thomas’s Hospital when she was involved in a collision with a lorry near Holborn 

The Mayor agreed with Caroline, saying: “We’ve got to humanize this problem.” He now plans to arrange a round table meeting to work out the best way to honour London’s road victims. 

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