TfL to fine motorists caught driving in cycle lanes

Cyclists on Battersea Park Road. Image: TfL

TfL says new enforcement powers will help protect designated space for cyclists and make the Capital’s roads more attractive to ride on.

The new powers enable TfL and London boroughs to fine motorists who infringe on cycle lanes and cycle tracks in the same way that they currently do for bus lanes and yellow box junctions.

Initially, TfL will use existing CCTV cameras to enforce contraventions at key locations across its road network.

Enforcement gets underway on 27 June.

TfL says road danger remains a barrier to people walking and cycling more, with more than half of Londoners choosing not to cycle because of concerns over road traffic.

Siwan Hayward, TfL’s director of compliance, policing, operations and security, said: “We welcome the introduction of the new enforcement powers in London.

“Protecting designated space for cyclists is essential in keeping them safe and improving confidence to cycle. We will start enforcing in key locations in London to deter drivers contravening the road rules.

“We want to ensure a green and sustainable future for London, and to do this we must continue to make walking and cycling round our city safe and accessible to all Londoners.”

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “Making London’s streets safer is our top priority.

“These new enforcement powers will deter motorists from infringing on crucial space specifically designated to keep cyclists safe and will help improve cyclist’s confidence when getting around the Capital.”

24 June 2022