Cyclists stay back stickers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4047
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

This summer, TfL pledged to replace 'Cyclists stay back' stickers on its buses with a more appropriate message. Please confirm that all of these stickers have now been replaced, explaining what they have been replaced with and also how TfL has ensured HGVs working on behalf of TfL also remove them.

Answer

Answer for Cyclists stay back stickers

Answer for Cyclists stay back stickers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has agreed a new advisory sign for the rear of buses following discussions with stakeholders and will start replacing current stickers from early next year as part of a wider campaign to refresh notices. This process will take in heavy goods vehicles under contract to TfL to a similar timeframe.

In addition, following consultation with cyclist groups and other stakeholders, new safety stickers have also been developed for appropriate vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. The stickers say 'Blindspot, Take care' to warn of the hazard presented by these particular vehicles.

TfL has emailed 6,069 operators registered with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), including all those working on TfL contracts, requesting that all safety stickers are removed from vehicles under 3.5 tonnes, including vans and cars, and that existing HGV stickers are replaced by the new ones. TfL has distributed over 25,000 new stickers to date, with clear instructions on the back that only one sticker be used per vehicle and that they are only suitable for HGVs over 3.5 tonnes.