Safety of cyclists

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1051
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What measures are being taking to enforce action against motor vehicles that encroach in the cyclists' stop boxes at traffic signals and cycle lanes generally?

Answer

Answer for Safety of cyclists

Answer for Safety of cyclists

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL started an education and enforcement campaign called 'Share the Road' in September 2006. The aim was to change anti-social and illegal behaviour by and towards cyclists through engagement with road user organisations. TfL is committed to promoting mutual respect between cyclists and other road users. Communication focused on providing:· a public message of personal responsibility and respect towards all road users· ensuring that clear, improved information for cyclists and other road users is availableThis was backed up by a series of enforcement operations designed to increase awareness by road users of the risks, and issuing penalties for illegal / anti-social behaviour at key locations. 20 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued to motorists who infringed an advanced stop line during the enforcement campaign. There will be further enforcement operations targeting all road users this year.