Have your say: How safe do you feel motorcycling in London?

Published on 19 November 2015 by Gill

In 2014 27 riders of powered two-wheelers, including motorbikes and scooters, were killed on London’s roads.

Despite representing just 1% of all traffic, powered two-wheeler riders accounted for 17% of all casualties in 2014. In light of these statistics, The London Assembly Transport Committee has launched a new online survey of motorcycle riders in London.

“We're aiming to find out about motorcyclists' experience of London’s roads, how safe they feel, and what they think can be done to reduce the unacceptably high level of casualties,” it said on its website.


The Transport Committee is also inviting stakeholder organisations to make written submissions to our investigation, building on the findings of a meeting with leading experts in October. The questions we would like to answer are:

  1. What should be the main priorities of Transport for London for improving the safety of motorcyclists in London?
  2. How can road design in London be improved to increase safety?
  3. What can be done to increase awareness of motorcyclists among other road users?
  4. What has been the impact of the policy of allowing motorcycles to access bus lanes?
  5. How can the skills of motorcyclists be improved? What, if anything, should be done to increase take-up of post-test training?
  6. How can the use of Personal Protective Equipment be increased among motorcyclists?
  7. How can the police better enforce rules of the road to improve motorcycling safety?
  8. What impact has TfL's Motorcycle Safety Action Plan been on the safety of motorcycling in London?
  9. What can London learn from other cities in the UK or overseas about improving the safety of motorcycling?

If you would like to make a submission, please email transportcommittee@london.gov.uk by Friday 8 January 2015.

Please feel free to address any of the questions set out above, or any other issue you think the Committee should consider.