Cycle Task Force (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4874
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following on from MQ 1571/2013, can you outline the job description of the Cycle Task Force and whether they specifically focus on enforcing the rules of the road?

Answer

Answer for Cycle Task Force (1)

Answer for Cycle Task Force (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The TfL-funded MPS Cycle Task Force supports the Mayor's ambition to increase the number of people cycling in London by focusing its efforts on improving cycle safety and reducing cycle theft, both are key barriers to cycling. The team's primary responsibilities focus on two main areas:

       Education, engagement and enforcement to make London's roads safer for cyclists, by promoting responsible road use. This includes enforcing the rules of the road, taking a balanced approach between motorists and cyclists, and tackling careless, risky and dangerous road use which puts lives at risk. They also run the award winning Exchanging Places events and engage with businesses and communities to promote safer cycling and responsible road use.

       Crime prevention and investigation activities to reduce cycle theft.  This includes activities such as running bike marking events, giving out crime prevention advice to cyclists, disrupting the market in stolen bikes, and running covert operations to target prolific offenders.

The team works closely with other teams across the MPS to promote cycle safety and reduce cycle theft across London.