Motorcycle Safety in London: Update report
Despite the fact that motorcycles account for just one per cent of journeys made in London - 27 per cent of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads, are motorcyclists.
The London Assembly Transport Committee report ‘Motorcycle Safety in London: Update report’ highlights key motorcycling safety issues, and makes recommendations to the Mayor and Transport for London.
The aim is to reduce the dangers faced by motorcyclists in the capital.
- Motorcyclists face an unacceptable level of risk on London’s roads
- The rate at which motorcyclists are injured in road traffic collisions is disproportionately high
- Motorcyclist casualties in London have not fallen since TfL published its Motorcycle Safety Action Plan in 2014
- The Plan is now outdated and needs to be renewed with new safety measures.
- The condition of road surfaces is crucial for safe riding
- Get serious about ensuring motorcyclists can ride in all bus lanes
- Update the Motorcycle Safety Action
- Reinstate plans to develop a ‘London Standard’ or an equivalent measure for motorcycle safety training
- Allay concerns about reductions in TfL’s road maintenance budget