Operation Close Pass Funding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5045
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Could the Mayor please address why Operation Close Pass has had its funding pulled?

Answer

Answer for Operation Close Pass Funding

Answer for Operation Close Pass Funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Operation Close Pass is a road safety initiative developed by West Midlands Police. The MPS equivalent initiative ‘Space for Cyclists’ has had no change in its funding.

The MPS adopted their model at a local level by Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Camden Town. It was further developed by officers from the Roads & Transport Policing Command’s Cycle Safety Team, their version is,’ Space for Cyclists’, and rolled out across London four months ago to provide reassurance to the cycling community. Deployments are done as a result of community information provided to the MPS. The funding for this scheme has not been pulled as the question would suggest.

This is one of several initiatives the Roads & Transport Policing Command’s Cycle Safety Team delivers across the capital as part of their role and is not subject to separate funding.