Accidents to cyclis using "Boris' Bikes"

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Dear Greater London Authority,

Since the London cycling scheme, commonly known as "Boris' Bikes", began could you tell me please how many accidents there have been concerning bikes borrowed or hired under scheme and any serious injuries/fatalities caused to the riders.

Yours faithfully,

Paul W Sullivan

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #88076 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: Freedom of Information request - Accidents to cyclis using
"Boris' Bikes"

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Dear Mr Sullivan

TfL Ref: FOI-0905-1112

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 11 October 2011 asking for information about Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy.

A response will be provided to you by 8 November 2011.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team
IACT, General Counsel
Transport for London
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Re: Freedom of Information Request

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Dear Mayor of London,

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Paul W Sullivan

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #88076 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: RE: MGLA051011-0571 Freedom of Information request -
Accidents to cyclis using "Boris' Bikes"

The Mayor would like to thank you for your interest in his work and he is
keen to answer your query as quickly and fully as possible. As you will
appreciate, he receives a very large amount of correspondence but he is
committed to responding to your query within 20 working days.

However, the Greater London Authority (GLA) will only respond to queries
that relate to its work and will refer relevant queries to the appropriate
functional body for them to reply. Transport related queries will be
referred to Transport for London (TfL).

Please note that the GLA does not accept unsolicited job applications or
CVs. Information on current vacancies is available on our website at:
[1]http://www.london.gov.uk/jobs

Thank you for taking the time to write to the Mayor of London, Boris
Johnson.

Yours truly

Public Liaison Unit

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Dear Mr Sullivan

 

TfL ref:  FOI-0905-1112

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 4
October 2011 asking for information about the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme
and accidents.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and TfL’s information access policy. I can confirm
that TfL holds the information you require.

 

Since the start of the scheme there have been 81 incidents involving a
Barclays Cycle Hire customer, which resulted in 72 ‘slight’ and 9
‘serious’ injuries.  No fatalities or ‘life changing’ injuries have
occurred. 

 

Injuries caused by accidents are now reported in line with other road
accidents, in accordance with Department for Transport (DfT) definitions. 
“Serious” injuries include broken bones, tendon or ligament damage
requiring time off work, or other injuries requiring hospital treatment. 
“Slight” injuries will include those where a cyclist is taken to hospital
but treatment is not required, sprains which do not require time off work,
and blows to the head which do not cause concussion or require stitches. 
We have aligned to the DfT definitions of severity, based on the
information we hold at this time. Updates at a later date may result in
any incident being redefined.  Please note that these numbers will be
greater than the formal police recorded numbers as we include accidents
reported by scheme users, where the police may not have been involved. The
formal police numbers, which are provided 3 months in arrears, are
available on request.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

IACT, General Counsel

Transport for London

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