Cycling on Pavements (1)

MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A constituent has asked meĀ  to ask you the following question:

Yesterday I saw two PCSOs stop a man cycling on the pavement in Commercial Road. They spoke to him and he walked off from them, pushing his bike along and then when he got out of their grasping range, got back on the bike and cycled off, shouting abuse at them and giving them a two finger salute.

What action is the Mayor taking to deter cycling on pavements which is dangerous to pedestrians, particularly those with visual disabilities?


Answer for Cycling on Pavements (1)

Answer for Cycling on Pavements (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am very aware of the distress caused to people, especially those with visual or hearing impairments, by the minority of cyclists who commit offences, including cycling on the pavement.

There is a MPS Safer Transport Team (STT) in every London borough, who provide high visibility policing on the road and surface transport network. All STTs have six main objectives, one of which is improving cyclists' safety.

TfL launched a Cycle Safety Tips campaign to support work on this.

I announced in October of this year an increase in police enforcement activity as part of my continued efforts to make London's roads safer. Operation Safeway focuses on balanced enforcement tackling risk and danger alongside education on the rules of the roads, to help make London's busy streets a safer environment for everybody