LCDS in highways management plans

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The draft London Cycling Design Standards provides a structured approach for highways intervention levels and inspections based on cycle demand and traffic conditions on particular routes. Will you ask TfL to encourage boroughs to adopt this approach in their Highways Asset Management Plans?


Answer for LCDS in highways management plans

Answer for LCDS in highways management plans

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The draft LCDS states that "Cyclists' needs should be taken into account in risk registers and maintenance regimes".  The draft LCDS also states that "A regime is required to ensure that defects are picked up and acted on as soon as possible".  TfL is working with the London boroughs to encourage them to adopt these new standards when they are published to ensure that the approach shown in the LCDS is formally adopted by borough maintenance teams and is integral to their Highway Asset Management Plans.