Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (2)

MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


If the TfL annual spend on Bus Safety is planned to be £6.7 million per year, does the Mayor think TfL spending 0.34% of its Bus Contract Budget on Bus Safety is enough for a Bus System given, according to the recent London Assembly Report "London ranked fifth-worst for safety in 2014" of the 15 world cities measured by the International Bus Benchmarking Group?


Answer for Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (2)

Answer for Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Bus Safety Programme is just one element of my Vision Zero approach to road danger. This includes an aim to reduce the number of people killed in, or by, London buses to zero by 2030 and eliminate all deaths and serious injuries from road collisions by 2041.

The Bus Safety Programme is comprised of several workstreams which are focussed on driving major improvements in safety across London's bus network. This includes vehicle design, contracts and performance management, driver training, bus collision data, and assurance. To eliminate fatalities on the bus network, TfL will continue to evolve the Bus Safety Programme as new research and evidence becomes available.

In addition to the Bus Safety Programme, TfL and its bus operators are already putting considerable resource into the safety management of the bus network. This includes supervising bus stations and garages, assessing operational risk, monitoring bus driver performance, checking vehicle condition, and investigating incidents.