These are the most dangerous roads in Southampton for cycling.

An interactive map shows you where ‘fatal’, ‘serious’ and ‘slight’ cycling accidents have happened in your area by using the latest police and government data.

Crash Map shows that 638 cycling accidents occurred in Southampton from 2015 to 2019. 

Daily Echo:

More than 20 per cent of people cycle in the city according to the latest government statistics and that number is only set to rise. 

The Department of Transport measured cycling levels during the tightest period of lockdown, from March 16 to June 1, which showed that the activity had risen by 300 per cent.  

A number of roads in the city are temporarily closed to cars as part of Southampton City Council's Green Transport Recovery Plan - a move that, if all goes well, could become permanent. 

Director of campaigns for the national cycling charity, Brake, Joshua Harris said:

"Two-thirds of adults feel that it is too dangerous to cycle on roads which is unsurprising given the threats cyclists face from fast moving motor traffic and with such limited space for cycling on our roads."

As a result of a major £4.1m investment, large areas of the city centre are becoming traffic-free zones in a bid to encourage safe, sustainable travel.

Daily Echo:

In the heavily-populated suburban area of Shirley there were 99 cycling accidents from 2014 to 2019. 

The high street, A3057, has the highest number of crashes on a single road with the majority occurring at the south end of the street by Gurney Road.

However, the most dangerous road is Dale Road with six serious accidents occurring around the Dale Road Roundabout. 

Daily Echo:

Between 2015 and 2019 there were 50 cycling accidents in Sholing

One of the accident blackspots in the area is along Portsmouth Road by Spring Road.

South East Road saw six accidents in the five year period, one of which was 'serious' in 2016.

Portswood Road had 21 crashes two of which were serious, junctions are major blackspots along this busy highstreet. 

For more information or to see how many crashes occurred on your road, visit Crash Maps