PCNs issued for blocking cycle lanes under new powers (follow up to TfL Ref: FOI-0865-2223)
Request ID: FOI-1495-2223 Date published: 12 October 2022
I was wondering if you'd be able to give the latest figure to date for the number of PCNs issued by TfL to motorists, who have blocked cycle lanes under new powers recently entered into force in June - https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/london-drivers-to-be-hit-with-c2-a3160-fine-for-entering-cycle-lanes/ar-AAYSIgc
TfL Ref: FOI-1495-2223
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 20th September 2022 asking for information about PCNs issued for blocking cycle lanes.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.
I can confirm that we hold the information you require.
Making London’s streets safer is our top priority. Cycle lanes play a vital role in keeping people cycling separated from motor traffic and in reducing the risk of collisions, which can cause death and serious injury.
We began enforcement against vehicles that drive within, or cross, the white lines of cycle lanes on 23 June 2022. As such enforcement is relatively new. Prior to issuing penalties we carried out a warning notice campaign where we issued warning letters, rather than PCNs, to vehicles breaching the restriction. As of 28th September we have issued 458 warning letters and 12 PCNs.
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David Wells FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London