Cycling Level of Service (CLoS) Assessment (1)

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


If a cycling scheme is judged by TfL to have at least one critical CLoS failure, should the scheme be put on hold until the design can be altered and the issue eliminated?


Answer for Cycling Level of Service (CLoS) Assessment (1)

Answer for Cycling Level of Service (CLoS) Assessment (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I have previously said in my responses to questions 2015/3095, 3096 and 3097, TfL and the boroughs will carefully consider any critical factors that are identified in cycling schemes, when a Cycling Level of Service (CLoS) assessment is done. As I explained in my response to question 2015/3794, the use of CLoS should not been seen as a substitute for other important aspects of the design process (e.g. road safety assessments) and it would be unwise to take a decisions on progressing a scheme or not, solely on the basis of a CLoS assessment. There are clearly other factors that need to be considered in the decision making process such as the needs of road users as well as location-specific issues and constraints.

Cycling Level of Service (CLoS)  Assessment (2)