Cycle safety action plan

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3150
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Having launched the cycle safety action plan at an HGV awareness event in Lambeth where HGV drivers are trained in cycle awareness, will the Mayor be rolling out a similar scheme to HGV drivers across London, and in particular as part of the Cycle Superhighways project?

Answer

Answer for Cycle safety action plan

Answer for Cycle safety action plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Cycle Safety Action Plan was launched at a HGV/cycle safety event which was organised by the London Borough of Lambeth. At the event, cyclists were invited to experience the view of the road from inside an HGV cab, to discuss with the driver the problems of limited visibility from the vehicle and to receive general cycle safety information.

While on this occasion the event was organised by Lambeth, other events are also organised on a regular basis in London by the Metropolitan Police. TfL will provide relevant materials (e.g. maps, leaflets) to support such events where appropriate.

Safety is a core consideration in the development and delivery of the proposed Cycle Superhighways. TfL is planning such events to promote the specific issue of cycling safely with HGVs when the routes are opened and is liaising with relevant organisations on that matter.