Dear Sir/madam

What are the rules for the new cycle lanes for other, motorist, road users?

Will there be any exception made for crossing the solid white line. If so what?

Will the cycle lanes be enforced by CCTV and who will have responsibility for the enforcement?

Will PCN be issued to motorist for driving in the cycle lanes and at what level will the fines be?

Will PCN be issued to the hirer of the cycle if he/she does not conform to the Highway Code?

Yours faithfully,

d.little

Transport for London

Our Ref : 1007313518

Date : 13.08.2010

Mr D Little

[FOI #44255 email]

Dear Mr Little

Thank you for your request for information dated 11/08/10 which was
received by Transport for London on 11/08/10. This request will be dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to deal with your request promptly and provide you with a response
by 09/09/10.

In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to discuss your
request, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Patricia Mitchell

Head of Customer Services, Surface Transport

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Our Ref: 1007313518/GJ

Date: 09.09.2010

Dear Mr Little

Thank you for your e-mail received by Transport for London (TfL) on 11
August 2010. You have asked for information about the Barclays Cycle
Superhighways. Your request is being considered under the Freedom of
Information Act.

Unfortunately we will not be able to resolve your request within the
statutory 20 working day deadline. This is because we are still finalising
the response.

We will respond as soon as possible and in any case by 1 October 2010.
Please accept my apologies for this delay and any inconvenience it may
cause you. In the meantime, if you have any queries relating to your
request, please contact Graham Hurt, Correspondence Support Manager -
London Streets, at [1][email address].

If you are not satisfied with this response, please read the attached
help-sheet entitled ‘Your Right to Appeal’.

Yours sincerely

Patricia Mitchell

Head of Customer Services

Transport for London

Surface Transport Customer Services

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Our Ref: 1007313518/GJ

Date: 24.08.2010

Dear Mr Little

Thank you for your e-mail received by Transport for London on 11 August
2010. You asked for information about the Barclays Cycle Superhighways.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act and I can confirm that TfL does hold the information you
require.

The blue lanes introduced as part of the programme play a number of
important roles, and these are to provide way-finding tools for cyclists
to easily navigate their route, as well as to raise awareness to other
road users and send a clear message that cyclists are expected in the
area. Depending on the location, there are three different types of lane
provided, and these include mandatory cycle lanes, advisory cycle lanes
and blue surfacing.

Mandatory cycle lanes are those which are bordered with a solid unbroken
line, and motorists should not enter these and can expect to receive a
Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) from the Highway Authority where the lane is
located if they do so. Enforcement in this respect will be undertaken as
deemed suitable by the respective Highway Authority. Advisory cycle lanes
on the other hand are those which are bordered with broken lines, and
motorists should also not enter these unless it is safe and necessary to
do so.

The third type of lane is blue surfacing and has no border at all; and
these are where it is neither possible nor practical to provide either of
the other two types of cycle lane. The blue surfacing does however serve
an important purpose for cyclists, and as mentioned, they provide
continuity of route as well as raising awareness to motorists that they
should expect to find many cyclists in the area. Our advice on these is
the same as an advisory cycle lane i.e. to strive to stay out of them
unless it is safe and necessary to do so, as well as giving the message
that there is a high likelihood of encountering many cyclists in the area.

As mentioned in the ‘Cycling in London’ update a new document entitled
‘Cycling Revolution: Update’ has been published on the internet and
can be found on the TfL website:

[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/C...

On page 57 of this document there is reference to the Mayor’s wish of
promoting responsible cycling.

As indicated on page 57 of the Cycle Revolutions document, the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and City of London Police (CoLP) will
target key locations across London to crackdown on road users found to be
disobeying traffic signals, encroaching on advance stop lines, cycling
carelessly and cycling on pavements. We are doing this through key road
user behaviour operations to encourage mutual respect between cyclists and
other road users. TfL are encouraging all road users including those on
the Cycle Hire scheme to follow the Highway Code.

Additionally, TfL will be working closely with policing partners including
the MPS to step up intelligence led enforcement, engagement and awareness.
This is already happening at key locations and will be increased in the
coming months.

A series of police activities are planned on a monthly basis to improve
road user behaviour between cyclists and road users encouraging mutual
respect and keeping London’s roads safe. This includes those who
encroach on advance stop lines, use their mobile phones while cycling or
driving and cyclists who ride carelessly or up on the pavements or through
red lights. Police Officers will give negligent road users a Fixed
Penalty Notice (FPN) of up to £60. Motorists and cyclists given a FPN
for less serious offences may be offered the option to have their ticket
cancelled if they attend a safety education course.

If this is not the information you are looking for please contact Graham
Hurt, Correspondence Support Manager - London Streets, at
[2][email address].

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Patricia Mitchell

Head of Customer Services

Transport for London

Surface Transport Customer Services

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