A10 bus/cycle lane

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3865
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A local cyclist has written to me raising concerns with vehicles speeding and encroaching into the bus lanes during restricted times, in particular along the A10 Great Cambridge Road from White Hart Lane to the Cambridge Road roundabout, especially between its junction with Pasteur and Lister Gardens. Residents often use bus lanes to cycle in when there is a lack of dedicated cycle lanes, and the speeding along bus lanes during restricted times is dangerous. What action will you take to prevent this issue before there is a serious accident? Will you please investigate whether a segregated cycleway along this entire stretch of roadway, rather than just in part, is feasible?

Answer

Answer for A10 bus/cycle lane

Answer for A10 bus/cycle lane

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Ensuring the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) network runs safely and smoothly is a key priority for TfL, and it works closely with the MPS to minimise congestion and improve compliance along the TLRN.

MPS officers are deployed to priority locations defined as areas of highest risk in terms of road safety. Collision data provided by the MPS for the A10 between Lister Gardens and Pasteur Gardens over the past 3 years does not indicate any collisions involving cyclists within bus lanes, nor does it reveal speeding to be a significant cause of collisions. This location is therefore not considered to be "high risk". That said, TfL will continue to monitor the collision data for this location as it does for the whole of the TfL Road Network. Your constituent's concerns have been passed to TfL's enforcement team and the information will be used to inform future activity. 

It may also be of interest to know that instances of anti-social behaviour on London's roads, such as that which your constituent has observed, can be reported directly to the MPS via RoadSafe London, an online reporting tool (https://secure.met.police.uk/roadsafelondon). Information captured from RoadSafe London service is used to inform police activity.

In terms of your questions concerning a segregated cycle way along this route, TfL has confirmed that the pavement width at this particular location just north of Pasteur Gardens is narrow and it is therefore not feasible to provide a segregated cycle lane by reducing the footway width.