Pavement cycling

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1074
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Mayor ask the Metropolitan police to step up enforcement action against those who cycle on the pavement?

Answer

Answer for Pavement cycling

Answer for Pavement cycling

Answered By: 
The Mayor

(Written answer provided on 13 April 2012.)

In 2010, I introduced the 40-strong Metropolitan Police Cycle Taskforce which is working to improve road safety by communicating and enforcing appropriate behaviour by all road users, including cyclists. Many MPS Safer Neighbourhood Teams have antisocial cycling as a ward priority.

I also support a range of initiatives to actively promote responsible cycling. This includes funding for cycle training, and running a number of promotional campaigns to encourage cyclists to cycle responsibly. TfL sets out advice on appropriate cycling behaviour on its website, emphasising the need for cyclists to stop at red traffic lights and to stay off pavements, unless specifically marked for use by cyclists. The Barclays Cycle Hire scheme, launched in August 2010, also promotes a Cycle Hire Code of Conduct to encourage responsible use. (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/11598.aspx).

Anyone found to be cycling on the pavement is liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £30.