Drivers not looking and the use of mobile phones are two of the biggest fears expressed by Capital’s riders during a recent survey.
A London COVID-19 task force, comprising representatives of the Government and TfL, has been established to oversee operational decisions during the crisis.
The Government has been criticised for failing to include motorcycles in its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fast-tracked trials of electric scooters are set to start in June, as part of the Government’s plans to transition out of lockdown restrictions.
The Government has outlined the key role active travel will play in the UK’s transition out of lockdown restrictions, an issue which carries significant importance in the Capital.
Authorities in London have unveiled plans to create temporary cycle lanes and close roads to through traffic to support an ‘unprecedented’ rise in active travel once lockdown restrictions are eased.
Hackney Council has widened footpaths and suspended parking at seven sites where residents are experiencing difficulties with social distancing.
Levels of active travel in the Capital could be set to rise once the ‘lockdown’ period has been lifted, with two surveys suggesting some will turn their backs on driving and public transport.
Drivers caught travelling at excessive speeds in London during lockdown are being warned they face ‘strong enforcement action’.
The Transport Committee has launched a new inquiry to consider the implications of legalising electric scooters – and the London Road Safety Council is seeking views from its members.