Bendy Buses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0257
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many accidents have been reported where Bendy Buses have hit cyclists in comparison to normal buses since their introduction? Can you provide a yearly breakdown?

Answer

Answer for Bendy Buses

Answer for Bendy Buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2006, there were 31 articulated bus accidents reported to TfL and 259 non-articulated bus accidents involving collisions with cyclists. In 2005, there were 13 reported articulated bus accidents, and 229 non-articulated bus accidents involving collisions with cyclists. However, there were fewer articulated buses operating in 2005 than 2006. It should be noted that the data provided by operators represents all routes in the London Buses network and does not provide a like-for-like comparison for busier inner and central London corridors where articulated buses predominate.