Tube Upgrades

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


At your press conference of 24th April 2007, you announced a series of upgrade works to be `accelerated'. Of the schemes announced, how many will be within the remit of the PPP, and how many will be outside, and funded by the TfL Investment Programme?


Answer for Tube Upgrades

Answer for Tube Upgrades

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I said at the press conference of 24 April, we are getting it right, though there are clearly still improvements to be made and it would be very unwise for us to institute a whole new policy until we are aware that there is a particular problem. There is no evidence to support the claim that women cyclists are more likely to be killed than male cyclists. Likewise, there is no unpublished research. There was a meeting which pulled together many people involved in cycling, where one attendee put forward the anecdotal idea that women cyclists were more likely to be killed as a consequence as a collision than their male counterparts. However, the most recent figures, displayed below, show that during the time measured, in fact less women than male cyclists were involved in fatal accidents.Cyclist casualties resulting from collisions: October 2005 ' September 2006Pedal cyclists Male Female Total Fatal 11 8 19 Serious 305 86 391 Slight 2559 1998 571