A constituent and member of South East London Vision has asked me to ask the following:
"Bicycles use the roads the same as any other vehicle and are under the same rules of the highway code like anyone else. But they go through red lights very often and ride on the pavements and this is adults, my question is with this in mind.
Why do they not have an identifying number plate, why do they not pay road tax or insurance.
If they knock someone over it is an awful experience but they get no penalties.
If they had a number plate they could be reported for jumping the lights and for riding on the pavement, after all if they cannot ride on the road then they should not be on a bike."
Would the Mayor support a national scheme to register bicycles as per other users?