Traffic Flow Assessments

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1304
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A constituent has suggested to me that Transport for London has no guidance on how to interpret their legal obligation to maintain traffic flow with respect to cyclists and pedestrians and that consequently cyclists are therefore ignored from some traffic flow assessments. How do you respond to this complaint?

Answer

Answer for Traffic Flow Assessments

Answer for Traffic Flow Assessments

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Under section 16 of the Traffic Management Act 2004, TfL has a legal obligation to meet the network management duty.  This network management duty covers the expeditious movement of all traffic, including cyclists and pedestrians.  In seeking to satisfy their network management duty, TfL has well established scheme review processes in place, such as the Traffic Management Act Notification (TMAN) system, that requires the impact of scheme proposals on all modes, including pedestrians and cyclists, to be assessed.