Do Londoners feel more or less safe when cycling over the last year? What should be done to make cycling safer? How do they feel about the Mayor's plans for the cycle superhighways?
More than 6,000 people have filled in the Assembly's survey about cycling in the capital with the results contributing to the Transport Committee's investigation into progress on improving cycle safety and encouraging more people to use a bike. e
This follows on from our reports – Gearing Up (published November 2012) – which made strong recommendations to the Mayor on how to make cycling safer and - Pedal Power (published November 2012) - which questioned the quality and operation of the cycle superjighways and cycle hire schemes.
The Committee held a meeting on cycling on 10 December where the following guests were questioned about cycling in LOndon:
- Andrew Gilligan, Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner;
- Garret Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer, Surface Transport, Transport for London;
- Ben Plowden, Director of Strategy and Planning, Surface Transport, Transport for London;
- Charlie Lloyd, Campaigns Officer, London Cycling Campaign;
- Martin Key, Campaigns Manager, British Cycling;
- Andrew Hill, Contract Director for London cycle hire scheme, Serco;
A report bringing together all the information gathered in the investigation will be published early in 2014.