Smoking in bus shelters

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3218
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In your response to my question no. 2662/2009 you failed to answer whether or not you could consider installing notices in bus shelters discouraging smoking in their vicinity, in light of the negative health impacts and nuisance caused. Whilst smoking may be legal, and enforcement may be difficult, will you consider installing notices to discourage this antisocial behaviour?

Answer

Answer for Smoking in bus shelters

Answer for Smoking in bus shelters

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As outlined in answer to your question 2662/2009, TfL considered installing notices when the smoking ban first came into effect. Given that the majority of bus shelters are not covered by the legislation, and the challenge for TfL of enforcing any prohibition, it would not be worthwhile to attempt it. I have no plans therefore to install notices to discourage smoking in bus shelters.