Reducing Bus Collisions

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What discussions have you had with Transport for London staff and board members about taking action to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from pedestrians and cyclists hurt in collisions with London's buses?


Answer for Reducing Bus Collisions

Answer for Reducing Bus Collisions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am fully committed to improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists and reducing the number of deaths and injuries involving London buses. I launched my Safe Streets for London road safety action plan earlier this year to set out TfL's ambitious and forward-thinking programme to raise the standards of safety for all road users on the capital's streets. TfL will work with key partners from across London and the UK to make streets safer, particularly for those that are most vulnerable, such as cyclists and pedestrians.

In addition, management of health and safety is monitored at TfL board level by the Safety and Sustainability Panel. This reviews the progress against investigations and London-wide plans to reduce deaths and injuries that occur in connection with TfL services.  Improving safety is also a key component in the TfL Business Plan which is regularly developed and updated.

It is important to note that the underlying trend for fatalities and major injuries occurring on the bus network is downward. For every million bus journeys travelled in London, 0.05 pedestrians and cyclists were killed or seriously injured (KSI) in collisions involving a bus or coach in 2011.