Vision Zero Action Plan

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Navin Shah Navin Shah Labour

Thank you for your reply to MQ 2019/3997. Can you please explain how data on road use by horse riders and drivers is compiled to enable appropriate decision-making on road improvements which may benefit or disadvantage them, and who are the statutory consultees?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Personal injury road traffic collisions, involving ridden horses or horse-drawn vehicles, and which occur on the public highway, are reported by the police to Transport for London (TfL) in accordance with the Department of Transport’s STATS 20 instructions (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/230596/stats20-2011.pdf). This information, alongside other operational and qualitative data we capture about the functioning of London’s road network, informs the selection, design and delivery of schemes on London’s roads.

TfL engages with stakeholders and runs public consultations to allow feedback on proposed road changes, including how these might affect the way different users use the network. Where particular needs are identified (for example a requirement for crossing facilities for horse-riders) TfL responds appropriately and factors this into the scheme design. While public consultations are open to anyone, TfL proactively engages with organisations or stakeholders who it identifies as likely to be more significantly affected by a given scheme.

An example of where engagement with the local community, including horse riders, has resulted in the delivery of horse-related infrastructure, is the dedicated crossing facilities for horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians that were delivered at Robin Hood roundabout on the A3 at Kingston Vale.