TfL cycle guides

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0014
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Transport for London's local cycling guides includes routes that have 'been ridden and recommended by experienced cyclists'. In the case of Local Cycling Guide 14 this includes a route across Tooting Bec Common that is unlawful, which means TfL could be accused of inciting cyclists to commit an unlawful act.

Do you agree that Transport for London should check the routes in these cycling guides before publication to ensure that they do not include unlawful routes? What steps will you be taking to ensure these checks are made?

Answer

Answer for TfL cycle guides

Answer for TfL cycle guides

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Transport for London cycling guides show routes which are signed and unsigned, including routes that have been ridden and recommended by members of the London Cycling Campaign as well as experienced local cyclists.

I am aware that TfL is carrying out a London-wide audit of the routes in the cycle guides in order to update future cycle mapping, wayfinding and journey planning.  I can confirm that when any updated mapping is published, the route you have highlighted will be amended.