Ambulance Response Times

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3113
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

To ask the Mayor what assessment TfL has made of the claim made by the College of Paramedics that the introduction of dedicated cycle lanes in London is preventing road-users' vehicles from being able to pull over for emergency vehicles and is impacting ambulance response times?* 

*[1] https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/19/cycle-lanes-putting-patients-lives-risk-delaying-ambulances/

Answer

Ambulance Response Times

Ambulance Response Times

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) consults extensively with the emergency services as part of designing any significant change to highways infrastructure, and I believe the College of Paramedics has expressed concern with the way its comments have been interpreted in the article you mention. TfL is unaware of any evidence that Cycle Superhighways have resulted in an increase in ambulance response times.