Cycling on pavements and cyclists going through red lights

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0577
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

During 2010 there appeared to be a huge variation in the number of Fixed Penalty Notices awarded to cyclists who ride on the pavement or cycle through red lights. Do you think this evidence reveals that the Metropolitan Police are not consistently enforcing the legislation in this area? Do you think more measures should be taken to protect pedestrians from the small minority of adult cyclists who blatantly break the law?

Answer

Answer for Cycling on pavements and cyclists going through red lights

Answer for Cycling on pavements and cyclists going through red lights

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The issue of safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists is an integral part of the objective to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on London's roads. The establishment last year of the MPS Cycle Task Force and the commencement of the trial of a cyclist improvement scheme "Capital Cycle Safe', are delivering a more consistent approach to tackling offences committed by cyclists across London.