Local highway authorities are best placed to identify any high risk locations on their highway network. They may provide information or signage that indicates suitable routes for both HGVs and cyclists and may also provide dedicated cycle routes that avoid high risk locations. The government has also taken a number of actions related to the safety of HGVs.
To make junctions and routes safer for cyclists, the government provided £35 million for local authorities across England. This includes £20 million for 81 schemes across England outside London. We have made it simpler for councils to use Trixi mirrors to make cyclists more visible to drivers, and to use “no entry except cycles” signing which can facilitate contraflow cycling.
Last September the government announced, together with the Mayor of London, a joint TfL/Department for Transport Industrial HGV Task Force of additional police officers and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency staff to raise awareness of safety among HGV drivers and to take targeted enforcement action against the small minority of potentially dangerous operators, drivers and vehicles.