Bus Safety (2)

MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In the light of the recent article 'Fears raised over safety record of London buses', do you have any plans to bring forward your goal of zero deaths and injuries by 2041?


Answer for Bus Safety (2)

Answer for Bus Safety (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The recent article that highlighted the significant number of deaths and serious injuries involving London buses further underlines the importance of my Vision Zero approach, and the urgency of activity set out in my Vision Zero action plan. The plan, published in July, included ambitious interim targets to achieve my long-term goal of eradicating deaths and serious injuries from London's streets.

Transport for London, the bus operators, our policing partners and the London boroughs will work to realise this goal as soon as possible. The Vision Zero plan sets a more ambitious 2022 target for the reduction of deaths and serious injuries involving a bus, as well as the additional goal of eliminating deaths from the bus network by 2030.

These targets demonstrate the opportunity to deliver casualty savings sooner on London's buses through TfL's wide-ranging Bus Safety Programme.