Operation Safeway

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4953
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the success of the Metropolitan Police's "Operation Safeway" scheme aimed at improving cycling safety in London, will the Metropolitan Police consider extending the scheme all year round?

Answer

Answer for Operation Safeway

Answer for Operation Safeway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Operation Safeway has been in existence since November 2013 and has seen considerable success in reducing serious injury accidents and improving overall safety awareness and better road behaviour.

The operation is based on three key areas: Engagement, Education and Enforcement. These key themes have assisted in continued reductions since the operations launch and as such Operation Safeway will continue to be a bedrock of MPS operational tactics to deliver continued casualty reductions.

Although Operation Safeway itself won't be in place all year round, the Safeway tactic has been well embedded into MPS working practices and will continue.  It has attracted keen interest from outside forces as well as international interest.