Vision Zero - Bus Deaths

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2745
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In the light of our discussion at last month's Mayor's Question Time, will you set a much more aggressive target than 2030 for eliminating bus deaths in London?

Answer

Answer for Vision Zero - Bus Deaths

Answer for Vision Zero - Bus Deaths

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is important that road danger reduction targets are both ambitious and realistic, driving radical changes without setting unrealistic expectations. My aim for no one to be killed in, or by, a London bus by 2030 is both. It is based on the most ambitious existing modelling of what is possible and establishes an aim for buses that is some 10 years ahead of my plans to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries from London's streets by 2041. If the Bus Safety Programme identifies opportunities to bring this forward further, these will be explored.

The next step in support of Vision Zero is the ground-breaking new Bus Safety Standard. It will specify safety technology and bus design to be fitted on new vehicles entering the fleet from the end of 2018.