Cycle hire safety

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-07-14
Session date: 
July 14, 2010
Reference: 
2010/2182
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will you encourage taxi drivers to be patient with inexperienced cycle hire users, when many taxi drivers clearly have a problem with cyclists?

Answer

Answer for Cycle hire safety

Answer for Cycle hire safety

Answered By: 
The Mayor

With the implementation of Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme it will be important for all road users to be mindful that there will be an increase in cyclists who may be unfamiliar with cycling in London. With regard to taxi drivers, activities have included a meeting with driver representatives to increase awareness of the cycle hire scheme and to discuss principles of the scheme and proposed locations.

TfL is also writing to private hire operators to remind their drivers that the scheme will be live shortly and that there will be considerably more cyclists on the road in central London and TfL will be providing safety advice regarding cyclists to drivers through the first edition of a licensee newsletter which will be issued shortly.