Bus Fatalities and Vision Zero

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1016
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Depending on how you interpret TfL's Data, London saw 12 or 13 people die from Bus Safety Incidents in 2017, up 1 or 2 from 2016.   With reference to my Question 2017/2725, do you agree that last year's fatality statistics combined with TfL's own Health and Safety Executive (HSE) data, which shows a steady increase in Bus Collisions and Injuries since 2014, suggests that your modest Vision Zero goal of Zero Deaths from Buses by 2030 will not be achieved under your leadership?

Answer

Answer for Bus Fatalities and Vision Zero

Answer for Bus Fatalities and Vision Zero

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, I do not agree. Vision Zero is highly ambitious, as is the target of zero deaths on or by a bus by 2030.  Transport for London (TfL) and I are fully committed to meeting these targets.

TfL's Bus Safety Programme, which was launched in 2016, is delivering real improvements. Intelligent Speed Assistance is now being rolled out on buses and other initiatives including the Bus Safety Standard and new bus driver training are fully underway.

We expect to see the effect of these initiatives reflected in future bus safety data.