'How's my riding' initiative

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have been contacted by a constituent who is concerned about dangerous cycling, particularly on the part of those riding the Barclays Cycle Hire bikes. They have suggested a 'how's my riding initiative' in which the public could identify dangerous cyclists using the bikes with follow up action taken by TfL against those who break the law. Will the Mayor consider introducing such a scheme and outline measures taken to tackle dangerous cycling more generally?


Answer for 'How's my riding' initiative

Answer for 'How's my riding' initiative

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly. * Written response received on 1 July 2013.

TfL promotes the Barclays Cycle Hire Code of Conduct, which is published on all docking stations and on the web site. In addition, there are videos on the TfL website demonstrating cycle safety and educating users on the rules of the road. The vast majority of BCH customers, who have ridden bikes more than 21 million times, are law abiding, courteous cyclists. However, anyone can report concerns about anti-social road use directly to the MPS through their on-line reporting tool Roadsafe London: http://www.met.police.uk/roadsafelondon/