Cycle safety and speed reduction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3162
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you have an ideological objection to the inclusion of speed reduction or 20mph zones/limits in your draft Cycle Safety Action Plan and is this linked to your cut in funding for safety cameras in London?

Answer

Answer for Cycle safety and speed reduction

Answer for Cycle safety and speed reduction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have no ideological objection to 20mph zones and recognise the road safety and environmental benefits they bring to communities. I support London boroughs that want more 20mph zones, ideally without using engineering measures such as road humps. There is no link to the funding for Safety Cameras.

In 2006, the Department for Transport committed to providing TfL with £12.5m funding for road safety measures in 2009/10. The DfT subsequently withdrew this funding from TfL's settlement. The continued funding of the LSCP was therefore unbudgeted and as a result there has been a 50% reduction in funding.