Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Work together on cycle safety, says FTA

Road user must all work together and share roads safely, the Freight Transport Association has said in response a London Assembly transport committee report on cycling in the capital: “Gearing up – An investigation into safer cycling in London”.

Policy director Karen Dee said: “FTA and its members take very seriously the safety of vulnerable road users and are fully alert to the concerning rise in the number of cyclists killed and seriously injured in recent years particularly in London.

“The logistics industry has a key role to play going forward. But as this report recognises, there is no single solution to this problem. Sharing the road safely in future will depend on an accommodation being struck between different road users respecting their rights to be there, behaving responsibly for their own sake and the safety of others and accepting some measure of individual accountability for the reputation of the profession or lifestyle they represent.”