Cycling: Millbank

The Lord Chairman of Committees written question – answered on 29th November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Conservative

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he will make representations to the Metropolitan Police about the dangers caused by cyclists ignoring the law to members of the public, Parliamentary staff and Members using the zebra crossing at 1 Millbank; and whether he will request the police to take enforcement action.

Photo of Lord McFall of Alcluith Lord McFall of Alcluith Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords), Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, The Senior Deputy Speaker

The Metropolitan Police were consulted by Westminster City Council in advance of the decision in 2013 to replace the pelican crossing at 1 Millbank with the current zebra crossing. Following the tragic accident that took place on the crossing on 16 November, the Metropolitan Police are conducting an investigation including safety aspects of the crossing. Additionally, the Director of Facilities has recently contacted the Council. I thank the Noble Lord for highlighting the issue.

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Roger Geffen
Posted on 30 Nov 2016 11:21 am (Report this annotation)

The tragic death of Lord Taylor at this location, as referenced in the Minister's answer, involved a van, not a pedal cycle:

Andrew Avis
Posted on 30 Nov 2016 9:49 pm (Report this annotation)

I suspect that the second part of the question asked by Lord Blencathra has confused the answer.