Bus stops on roads with speeds greater than 40 mph

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0372
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you concerned about the safety of passengers accessing bus stops on roads with speed limits of 40 mph and above?

Answer

Answer for Bus stops on roads with speeds greater than 40 mph

Answer for Bus stops on roads with speeds greater than 40 mph

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Vision Zero ambition is for no-one to be killed or seriously injured on any part of London's transport network. The recent fatal collision at Shepiston Lane in which three young people lost their lives is a further reminder of the importance of my Vision Zero approach in ridding London's roads of such tragic events. 

The faster a vehicle is travelling, the greater the chance of a collision occurring and of the severity of the outcome. This is why introducing lower speeds is a fundamental part of my Vision Zero approach to reducing road danger. Further details on this will be included in my Vision Zero Action Plan which will be published in the coming months.

As well as introducing lower speed limits, my Vision Zero approach aims to improve compliance with speed limits and encourage safe driving through improved street design, enhanced vehicle technology, appropriate training and enforcement.