Cycling training for disabled adults and children

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0713
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In order to measure the effectiveness of the Bikability scheme for disabled adults and children, it is necessary to record how many of them are taking the training on a year by year basis. Your responses to previous questions and information from TfL suggest that this is possible, but raised data protection issues as a barrier to collecting the data for children. This obstacle can be overcome if the schools report anonymised data to their boroughs.

Will you ask TfL to work with London boroughs to ensure that figures for disabled adults and children is collected and made available?

Answer

Answer for Cycling training for disabled adults and children

Answer for Cycling training for disabled adults and children

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The data provided to TfL by each London borough is currently limited to age, gender and level of Bikeability training completed.

As you suggest, there are potential barriers in collecting additional personal information, especially of children. However, I will ask TfL to liaise with the boroughs and cycle training providers to investigate the possibility of collecting, and making available, figures for the number of disabled adults trained during the 2016/17 financial year, and disabled children trained during the academic year commencing September 2016.