Summit meeting to discuss two-wheeler safety

The London Assembly Transport Committee is investigating motorcycle safety in the capital. 27 riders of powered two-wheelers, including motorbikes and scooters, were killed on London’s roads in 2014 and, despite representing just 1 per cent of all traffic, powered two-wheeler riders accounted for 17 per cent of all casualties in 2014.

Today (15 October) the Committee will hear from Transport for London (TfL), the motorcycle industry, user groups and road safety campaigners about trends in casualty data for motorcyclists and reasons for the relatively high rate. Other issues to be discussed include:

  • What TfL and partners can do to help increase road safety for motorcyclists
  • The progress with TfL’s motorcycle safety action plan – and impact of education and enforcement initiatives
  • The impact of the policy of allowing motorbikes into bus lanes

The delegates are:

Ben Plowden, director of strategy and planning, surface transport, TfL; Lilli Matson, head of strategy & outcome planning, TfL; David Davies, executive director, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS); Dr Leon Mannings, campaigns and policy adviser, Motorcycle Action Group and member of TfL’s Roads Task Force; Craig Carey-Clinch, policy adviser, Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA); and Graeme Hay, government relations executive, British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF).

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