Cycle safety (5)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1235
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you have any plans to prevent vehicles from parking in cycle lanes?

Answer

Answer for Cycle safety (5)

Answer for Cycle safety (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Parking in mandatory cycle lanes is a criminal offence, and enforceable by the police. My Vision for Cycling in London states that we will ask for new powers to carry out camera enforcement of mandatory cycle lanes, to stop cars driving in them, as we already do for bus lanes.

In addition, we will expand the MPSs Cycle Task Force by more than a quarter, from 39 to 50 officers, to improve enforcement against antisocial road user behaviour, including encroachment into cyclist ASL and mandatory cycle lanes.

I should add that we will be installing more mandatory cycle lanes on London's road network.