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Motorcycle safety and tube rolling stock delays

07 November 2017

There are around 128,000 licensed motorcycles in London.

Motorcycle riders experience a disproportionate number of road collisions – despite motorcycles being just one per cent of journeys in London, around a fifth of casualties are motorcycle riders.

The London Assembly Transport Committee investigated this topic in 2015/16 and published the report, Easy Rider. Tomorrow’s meeting is an opportunity to follow up progress on the recommendations in that report. The guests are:

FIRST PANEL – 10.00 am to approx. 11.30 am

  • Lilli Matson, Head of Strategy and Outcome Planning, Surface Transport, TfL
  • Caroline Hazlehurst, Director of Operations in the UK, Deliveroo
  • Anna Zee, Director of Political and Technical Services, British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF)
  • Craig Carey-Clinch, Policy Adviser, Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA)
  • Philip Marshall, Co-Founder, WeRide London.

On October 10, 2017, TfL admitted it had put on hold plans to buy additional trains for the Northern and Jubilee lines. The new trains are a vital part of upgrade projects, and capacity gains cannot be made without them. 10 additional trains are needed on the Jubilee line, and 17 on the Northern line.

TfL suggested that the capacity improvements it’s making elsewhere on the network mean that it can ‘pause’ the Jubilee and Northern line projects. The London Assembly Transport Committee will want further information on the ‘pauses’.  The guests are:

SECOND PANEL – from approx. 11.30 am

  • Val Shawcross, Deputy Mayor for Transport
  • David Hughes, Director of Strategy and Service Development, London Underground, TfL

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 8 November from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or   YouTube

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyTransport


Notes to editors

  1. Agenda Papers
  2. Keith Prince AM, Chairman of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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