Cyclists killed by HGVs (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Andrew Boff AM:  Mr Mayor, I do understand the fine judgement there is when you have calls for a ban during peak hours but I do think it is fair to make yourself familiar with the statistics.  I am indebted to the London Cycling Campaign for giving me the stats for this.  This is data compiled over the last five years.  In the two hours between 7.00am and 9.00am, 38% of the fatalities have occurred between those two hours.  I do not want to be sensationalist about this.  I just want us to look at the data and look at the wisdom of introducing such a ban, not through gut reaction because we all have that gut reaction when we hear of the fatalities on London’s roads that happen to cyclists.  I want us to make an intelligent decision.

I would also like you to, if you could, Mr Mayor, undertake to look not so much at HGVs but specifically at tipper trucks, which have made a disproportionate contribution to the fatalities amongst cyclists when you do reach that decision.  I am not urging you to take one course of action or another but what I am urging you to do is acquaint yourself with the data and make an intelligently formed decision with regard to that.


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Answer for Cyclists killed by HGVs (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Cyclists killed by HGVs (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson MP (Mayor of London):  Yes.  The data is very clear and Caroline has alluded to the problem.  By the way, this affects cyclists of both sexes and it is a terrible thing.