Police on bikes (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3988
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What has been the cycling capacity within the Metropolitan Police Service in each of the years 2014-2017? Could you provide this in a table format, broken down by a) total number of bikes available and, b) number of cycle trained officers.

Answer

Answer for Police on bikes (2)

Answer for Police on bikes (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

a)    The total number of bikes provided under the Babcock contract (SS3/08/309) which are live on the fleet register is 1988 (of which 432 were added during 2014 to 2017). Table 1 provides a full list of current assets (available for use) from the asset list since 2014. During 2017 the Met have added a further 9 bikes with 4 on order.

Year of bike added to Fleet

Number of new Bikes on current asset list

Cumulative Total on fleet

2014

228

1784

2015

103

1887

2016

92

1979

2017

9

1988

Grand Total

1988

b)    The MPS devolves responsibility for pedal cycles and the training of officers to local Boroughs. Basic Cycle Familiarisation Training is delivered by local instructors in line with standard guidance. Emphasis is placed on the positive effects of high visibility bicycle patrols and adoption is left for local leaders to determine. Therefore, records of completion are retained at borough level.