cycle safety

Spotlight on… cycle safety aims to raise awareness of cycle safety and reduce accidents between cyclists and construction traffic...

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The campaign

‘Spotlight on… cycle safety’ aims to raise awareness of the issue of cycle safety and to share best practice. Ultimately, this initiative seeks to raise standards where necessary and reduce and prevent fatalities and injuries resulting from accidents between cyclists and construction traffic.

Many construction sites are already taking action to reduce the risks to cyclists but the whole industry needs to come together and collectively address the issue. It is the responsibility of every construction site to do what they can to ensure the safety of cyclists around construction activity.

The issue of cycle safety has received, and will continue to receive, much attention as the UK’s cities encourage the use of bicycles. Former Mayor Boris Johnson wanted London to be a ‘cyclised city’, where people could ride their bikes safely in a pleasant environment. With other cities following suit, it is important that the construction industry is seen to be taking a proactive approach, and leading the way in promoting safe cycling.

The industry’s enthusiastic uptake of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) initiative is a sign of how the industry is seeking to embed good practice and drive change in construction logistics to ensure the safety of our roads. However, cycling deaths are still too high and the Scheme would like to take this opportunity to ask the industry to consider how its activities may have an impact on cyclists.

The focus on cycling does not just simply consider safety either. Cycling is a great form of physical exercise and should be an activity that is encouraged both in leisure time and also as a means of transport. The industry should maintain an encouraging and positive attitude towards healthy living for their workforce; cycling is a great addition to consider when keeping fit.

An increase in cycling as a form of transport is also beneficial for the environment and the community. Less vehicles on the road means less pollution and emissions which helps reduce the impact to the environment. It also means less traffic on the roads, which reduces the frustration for other local road users and also reduces the risk of accidents between vehicles. Of course these must be recognised as additional benefits with the safety of such cyclists coming first.

Facts and figures

Here are a few facts on cycling and cycling related accidents from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ 2017 Policy Paper:

  • Around 18,500 cyclists are killed or injured in road accidents every year.
  • Over 100 cyclists have been killed on the roads every year since 2006.
  • HGVs are involved in around 20% of cyclist deaths despite comprising 5% of traffic.
  • Human error is the main reason for road crashes, with the most common factor being ‘failing to look properly’.

 

 

Law and legislation

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Law and legislation

Cycle safety is maintained through all road users following the law and legislation of road safety. The following law and legislation below highlights exactly how issues within this topic can cross over into a legal matter...

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External resources

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External resources

There are a number of cycling safety campaigns currently running in the UK, with each one designed to raise awareness of the dangers of cycling on public roads. These campaigns provide information, resources and advice on cycle safety and ways of taking action to prevent accidents...

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Examples of best practice

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Examples of best practice

The Scheme aims to improve the image of construction through sharing best practice with the industry. Please find a number of best practice initiatives that have been witnessed by the Scheme's Monitors which are designed to help construction sites minimise the risks to cyclists. These examples are just a small selection of the many initiatives that UK construction sites currently have in place to help reduce the number of cycling related accidents:

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Case studies

Case studies are excellent ways of witnessing just how companies in the industry are managing the issue. Take a look at these recorded examples provided by some of the highest performing contractors in the industry...

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What can you do?

It is vitally important that the industry recognises this issue and continues to take action, and that everyone working in construction considers how their site and its activities, such as deliveries, parking, unloading etc. may impact on cyclists.

You will find below some helpful advice on what can be done to be better prepared and better organised regarding cycle safety:

     1. Develop a detailed Traffic Management Plan which highlights cycle safety routes to and from site

A Traffic Management Plan should be established during the planning phase of the project which considers both on-site and off-site activity. This should give particular reference to cycle routes, areas to avoid and delivery times. A traffic marshal should be present to regulate this plan, ensure a presence and respond to any incidents or safety hazards immediately.

    2. Implement cycle safety and road awareness training for all operatives

Road safety training should be provided to all operatives as part of their induction. Even for employees that do not operate vehicles or use bicycles, it is still highly beneficial to understand how to maintain an awareness on and around roads and follow the guidelines. It is highly recommended to visit the governmental initiative; Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS).

   3. Raise awareness of cycle safety internally and externally on-site

Establish a visible presence within the site office and welfare facilities for employees as well as on hoarding for the general public and visitors. This can be promoted through posters, flyers, documentation and any other resources that provide useful information.

 

As well as the information above, it is also advised to use the resources provided in the ‘External resources’ section of this campaign, which offers a plentiful amount of resources from other organisations and companies that cover the full spectrum of the topic.

The Scheme hopes that the information made available from those organisations listed in this article will help construction sites and companies implement initiatives which raise awareness of cycle safety, and ultimately help reduce the number of construction-related accidents.

It is important to remember that the onus of cycle safety does not rest solely on the actions of construction sites and their activities. It is also the responsibility of the cyclists and other road users to play their part in being safe and responsible around construction activity. The Scheme encourages the industry to engage with the cycling community and work together to understand each other’s challenges.

The Scheme will continue to update this page as new initiatives and case studies are identified. If you would like to share your efforts in raising awareness of cycle safety, please contact the Scheme by emailing enquiries@ccsbestpractice.org.uk 

Date published: July 1 2013
Last updated: 
February 8 2018

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Examples of best practice

The Scheme aims to improve the image of construction through sharing best practice with the industry. Please find below a number of best practice initiatives that have been witnessed by the Scheme’s Monitors which are designed to help construction sites minimise the risks to cyclists. These examples are just a small selection of the many initiatives that UK construction sites currently have in place to help reduce the number of cycling related accidents:

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Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Carbon reduction Planning of traffic routes
CategoriesCarbon reduction Planning of traffic routes

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Free Bicycle Service and Repair Sessions

Published 9 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Meena Bhogal
Categories Cycle safety
CategoriesCycle safety

This contractor is aiming to reduce carbon emissions by influencing how their workforce travel to and from their projects. To encourage the workforce to cycle safely to work on site, and to also use their bikes outside of work, the project offered a free bicycle service and safety check. This was carried out by a local company who are specialists…

Site Access Traffic Marshal Training

Published 27 September 2021 | No comments
Written by Andy Brooke
Categories CLOCS
CategoriesCLOCS

Site Access Traffic Marshals (SATMs) stationed at the site entrance are the primary and critical interface between the site, fleet operations and the public. They ensure only authorised vehicles and people enter the site, while also ensuring vehicles entering and leaving the site do so safely and efficiently. Competent SATMs are recognised by progressive contractors as essential members of the…

Assessing Inclusive Access during Coronavirus via Virtual Meetings using Video Technology

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Cycle safety Pedestrian safety
CategoriesCycle safety Pedestrian safety

The pandemic has, for many of us, changed the journeys we make. As we spend more time in our local areas, active travel is a healthy, easy and convenient way of getting around for shorter journeys. It is a priority now more than ever that ‘everyone’ is able to access footways and facilities as part of their daily exercise to…

Promoting TFL’s Online Cycle Skills Course to the Workforce

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Cycle safety Pedestrian safety
CategoriesCycle safety Pedestrian safety

Since the pandemic started the project team have taken measures to encourage the use of bicycle to travel around London, therefore having less site works using public transport. On a daily basis around 50 site workers use the projects bike store, with a large number of the workforce using Santander Cycles. Therefore, to promote safety they have been promoting TFL’s…

Sponsorship of Road Safety Scheme

Published 19 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Sally Kinchin
Categories Community engagement Pedestrian safety Schools and nurseries
CategoriesCommunity engagement Pedestrian safety Schools and nurseries

The project team at Langley Grammar School have sponsored the ‘Outside your school’ Road Safety Campaign in the Slough area. The funding pays for: Campaign posters, materials and communications. Pages on multiple campaign websites. Multiple Twitter campaign announcements. Multiple Facebook campaign announcements. The campaign aims to combat the prevalence of dangerous and inappropriate driver behaviour in the vicinity of schools,…

Road User Collaboration

Published 15 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Carter
Categories Cycle safety
CategoriesCycle safety

The project team recently had a member of the community, a London cyclist that travels past the Hackney site on a regular basis, travel in one of their HGV’s around London and the surrounding areas to show how they help to keep other road users safe. The cyclist commented: “This morning I have had the experience of sitting in the…

Cargo Bike Loading Bay Collaboration

Published 29 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Carbon reduction Conserve of resources
CategoriesCarbon reduction Conserve of resources

The Mayor, through TfL, is working with London boroughs, businesses and the freight and servicing industry to reduce the adverse impacts of freight and service vehicles on the street network. The aims are to reduce the number of lorries and vans entering central London in the morning peak by 10 per cent by 2026 and incorporating cargo bikes can help…

Introducing Cargo Bikes into the Construction Industry

Published 4 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Conserve of energy
CategoriesConserve of energy

Cargo bikes are bicycles that have been specifically designed to carry goods of various sizes and weights. The bicycles come in a variety of forms between two, three and four wheeled custom-built frames. Many bikes are now fitted with electric pedal assist motors to help riders manage their daily activities. The Mayor, through TfL, is working with London boroughs, businesses…

Considering Alternative Cycle Routes During Works

Published 20 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Cycle safety
CategoriesCycle safety

Cycling is a fundamental element towards attaining a healthier lifestyle and benefits from the negative pollution normally associated with motor vehicles. However, there are numerous barriers to cycling especially during roadworks. For many people, lack of confidence and feelings of vulnerability are common reasons for not cycling. To encourage more cycling, Transport for London (TfL) is constructing more cycle networks….

Experiencing a Cyclist’s Perspective Using a 360 Degree Camera

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Risk assessments
CategoriesRisk assessments

The Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy, published in 2018, sets out a vision for a healthier, greener and more prosperous city. The strategy makes clear that a new type of thinking is required to increase active, efficient and sustainable travel to help achieve this vision for London. The strategy uses the ‘Healthy Streets’ approach which makes health and personal experience…

Using Signal Timings to Reduce HGV Impacts

Published 2 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Planning of traffic routes
CategoriesPlanning of traffic routes

Transport for London (TfL), London Borough of Hackney and JRL collaborated to reduce the negative impacts caused by challenging road layouts and the associated lengthy diversions for HGVs. Lorries and vans play a pivotal part in London’s economy and are a necessary part of construction. Since 2010, the movements of goods vehicles have increased by approximately 20%, which is negatively…

Concrete Pour Collaboration

Published 24 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Planning of traffic routes
CategoriesPlanning of traffic routes

This major concrete pour was successfully completed over the weekend of 29th November 2019 with minimal disruption to the network, no reported safety issues and 16 hours ahead of schedule. 533 lorries delivered 4000m3 of concrete non-stop over 31 hours from 7pm on Friday until 2am on Sunday. TfL’s Network Management Team worked meticulously with main contractor Multiplex to: Agree…

TV Screen for Cyclists

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
Categories Planning of traffic routes
CategoriesPlanning of traffic routes

When planning our compound and hoarding, it became evident that the vehicles exiting the neighbouring building would not have a clear view of oncoming cyclists in the cycle lane. There would be an elevated risk to cyclists due to our hoarding and pedestrian walkway. A camera was installed which relays live images of the bicycle lane to vehicles at the…

Road Safety Week with CEMEX

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Charlotte Ross
Categories Risk assessments Schools and nurseries
CategoriesRisk assessments Schools and nurseries

Ahead of National Road Safety Week, over 1,000 local school children enjoyed a day of interactive workshops and classes to teach them about staying safe as cyclists and pedestrians. The team from Southall Waterside, including representatives from Berkeley and building materials supplier CEMEX, visited three primary schools in Southall in their third annual road safety campaign. The events also marked…

Vision Zero Collaboration

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Cycle safety Pedestrian safety
CategoriesCycle safety Pedestrian safety

Each year around 4,000 people are killed or seriously injured on London’s roads. People walking, cycling or riding motorcycles make up 80% of deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads. In July 2018, the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police launched a bold ‘Vision Zero Action Plan’ to end the toll of deaths and serious…

Incorporating Disability Equality into Construction

Published 27 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Disability and special needs facilities Visitor access and facilities
CategoriesDisability and special needs facilities Visitor access and facilities

Transport for London (TfL) have adopted the Healthy Streets Approach to improve air quality, reduce congestion and help make London’s diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work and enjoy. The vision for equality and inclusion is that every person matters in keeping London moving, working and growing. TfL also recognises the role of transport in improving…

Cycle Safety Day for University Students

Published 1 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories CLOCS Colleges and universities FORS Risk assessments
CategoriesCLOCS Colleges and universities FORS Risk assessments

Education of cyclists about their interaction with delivery lorries was taken to the next level at the cycle safety day which this site ran for the benefit of University students. Using the technology that Google use to capture information to create street view, a recording was made of a delivery vehicle’s journey from the M40 through Oxford city centre to…

Local Crash Map

Published 28 May 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories CLOCS FORS Risk assessments
CategoriesCLOCS FORS Risk assessments

In order to raise awareness of vulnerable road users and manage large-scale, just-in-time deliveries of larger steel frame elements and in-situ concrete deliveries to site in a safe manner, the site team have developed an innovative ‘crash map’. This map draws on information captured from Transport Scotland’s database, to alert and highlight the numerous major traffic accident black-spots leading into…

Considering Disabled Cyclists and Bespoke Cycles at Roadworks

Published 1 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Cycle safety Disability and special needs facilities
CategoriesCycle safety Disability and special needs facilities

Londoners are facing the same health challenges as people across the UK with ‘lifestyle’ diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease on the rise. Such conditions can take a toll on health and life expectancy. A leading cause of illness and early death among Londoners today is physical inactivity. Transport can play a significant role in enabling people to…

Crushing Concrete on Site

Published 6 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Carbon reduction Conserve of resources
CategoriesCarbon reduction Conserve of resources

London is in breach of European legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and many areas exceed the safe limits for Particulate Matter (PM) set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Pollution is a contributing factor in shortening the life expectancy of Londoners and disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable. Approximately 9,500 deaths occur each year due to the illnesses caused by…

A Constructor’s Cycle Experience

Published 9 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Cycle safety
CategoriesCycle safety

Transport for London (TfL) have adopted the Healthy Streets Approach to help make London’s diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business. Part of the Healthy Streets approach is to encourage more walking, cycling and use of public transport. To maintain these aspirations we require assistance from all our partners and stakeholders. London’s…

Cycle Safety: A Virtual Reality Experience

Published 30 April 2018 | No comments
Written by Frank Blande
Categories Cycle safety
CategoriesCycle safety

We work closely with the Metropolitan Police and their Exchanging Places cycle safety programme. Due to our great working relationship, the Met Police Cycle Safety Team asked for our assistance with a trial of their new virtual reality Exchanging Places program and we were happy to help. The trial consisted of a short presentation and a 3D video delivered in…

Virtual Reality Hazard Perception Presentation

Published 27 February 2018 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Cycle safety Parking facilities/arrangements Pedestrian safety
CategoriesCycle safety Parking facilities/arrangements Pedestrian safety

Community safety should be at the heart of a considerate construction project. Cycle safety is a key element of community safety, and sites should seek to raise awareness of this topic among the public and their workforce. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site acknowledged there was a large number of cyclists both commuting to…

CLOCS Compliance Checks

Published 11 December 2017 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories CLOCS
CategoriesCLOCS

Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) is a national standard which brings together the construction logistics industry to revolutionise the management of Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) and embed a road safety culture across the industry. The CLOCS Standard calls for the construction industry to recognise its responsibilities for vehicles and drivers delivering to and collecting from construction sites. The Considerate Constructors…

Loading Design Guidance

Published 26 September 2017 | No comments
Written by Michael Barratt MBE
Categories Cycle safety Delivery timings Pedestrian safety
CategoriesCycle safety Delivery timings Pedestrian safety

In 2014-15, HGVs were involved in 25% of pedestrian fatalities and 60% of cyclist fatalities. The long term impacts from Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10), of which a large proportion comes from HGVs, are the cause for over 9,000 deaths each year in London. Negative impacts can often occur when loading facilities are either poorly designed or can…

Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Display CCS registration materials Mental health Modern slavery training Random substance testing Signage
CategoriesDisplay CCS registration materials Mental health Modern slavery training Random substance testing Signage

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To purchase these products, click here. To download a free electronic…

Cyclists and Vehicle Drivers Learning From Each Other

Published 12 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Julie Brooks
Categories Cycle safety Pedestrian safety
CategoriesCycle safety Pedestrian safety

Knowing how important cycling is in Walthamstow with the Mini Holland cycling infrastructure scheme, when we started a new project in Walthamstow, not far from Blackhorse Road tube station, we decided that we would do a road safety event to show local cyclists we are considerate to them but also allow them to have the chance to sit in one…

Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Display CCS registration materials Mental health Modern slavery training Random substance testing Reduced use of single use plastics
CategoriesDisplay CCS registration materials Mental health Modern slavery training Random substance testing Reduced use of single use plastics

The ‘Spotlight on…’ flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst…

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Case studies

Longcross Construction‘s Castle Mill site supported their community through promoting the use of bicycles to operatives and put in place a safety measure to protect the public from construction vehicles. For more information, please click here
Norris has joined the TfL’s Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) which offers practical advice and guidance to freight operators in London, to help them drive down costs and become safer and more environmentally-focused drivers. For more information, please click here
VolkerHighways are currently running their own safety awareness campaign in conjunction with the London Borough of Hackney. For more information, please click here
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Law and legislation

Cycle safety is maintained through all road users following the law and legislation of road safety. The following law and legislation below highlights exactly how issues within this topic can cross over into a legal matter:

Highway Act 1980

Amongst other things, this act defines the duties owed by a local authority to keep road networks maintained and cycle ways in a proper state of repair. 

Road Traffic Act 1988

Cyclists are permitted to use public roads and are therefore required to abide by the statutory regulations and laws that govern road users. This act outlines all the main motoring offences that apply to both motor vehicle users and cyclists. 

Road Safety Act 2006

This act was designed to improve road safety and help achieve casualty reduction targets, making it a criminal offence to cause death by careless, or inconsiderate driving. 

Highway Code

First issued under Section 45 of the Road Traffic Act 1930, providing guidance and instruction for road users, including cyclists. 

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External resources

There are a number of cycling safety campaigns currently running in the UK, with each one designed to raise awareness of the dangers of cycling on public roads. These campaigns provide information, resources and advice on cycle safety and ways of taking action to prevent accidents:

  • British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling. British Cycling works hard to represent cyclists’ interest at all levels, including campaigning on important issues including road safety. Petitions are set up for GO20 (20mph limit in all residential areas) and cycling awareness in driving tests.
  • Cycling Scotland is a cycling organisation dedicated to creating an environment where people can cycle easily and safely. Their Cycle Friendly Employer award is an accreditation scheme supporting organisations wishing to encourage cycling to work.
  • The Department for Transport’s THINK! campaign provides road safety information for road users. Their aim is to encourage safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed and injured on the UK’s roads every year. For more information, please click here.
  • The London Cycling Campaign aims to transform London into a healthier, cleaner and happier place to live where people can cycle without fear. With regards to cycle safety, they run a successful programme in conjunction with TfL to promote cycling projects across Greater London, including a campaign for safer lorries.
  • The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) publish a wealth of information regarding cycle safety advice and information.
    – RoSPA also publish a short video which highlights the dangers faced by cyclists on the road especially when in the vicinity of lorries. Click here to watch the video.
  • See Me Save Me is a campaign website coordinated by RoadPeace, the national charity for road traffic crash victims, dedicated to reducing lorry danger and saving lives. One of their objectives includes reducing the threat posed by lorries to cyclists and pedestrians, with a focus on eliminating lorry blindspots.
  • Transport for London (TfL), in partnership with Barclays Cycle Superhighways, are at the forefront of raising awareness and promoting cycle safety. They have developed a toolkit which offers practical advice to help minimise the risk of collisions between vehicles and vulnerable road users on the Capital’s roads. However, this information is just as applicable for sites based outside of London and provides excellent advice on how to promote safer cycling. Please click here for more information on the toolkit.
    – TfL have also published a number of safety tips on their website for both drivers and cyclists.
    – TfL and University College London (UCL) have a Cycle Safety Ambassador Scheme promoting cycle safety at London universities. They offer free cycling support, training sessions and cycle checks.

What is currently being done in the industry?

  • BAM organised its ‘BAM bikes for Macmillan‘ challenge where over 100 employees embarked on a nine-leg 900-mile cycling trip of the UK in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Not only did the challenge raise funds for the charity but also promoted the benefits of cycling to its workforce. BAM is a great supporter of cycling and offers a discounted cycle-to-work scheme on all of its construction projects.
  • Cemex is committed to improving safety for cyclists. They have made numerous safety improvements to its fleet of vehicles. They have held open days for cyclists, to make them aware of how difficult it is for a cyclist to be seen from a driver’s cab. They have organised training for HGV drivers which was delivered by CTC, the national cycling charity. Their campaign has been supported by key organisations such as TfL and the Metropolitan Police. All Cemex vehicles have been equipped with extra mirrors so the blind spot is now visible, as well as rear signage and sensors. Cemex works closely with RoadPeace and RoSPA. For more information, click here.
  • Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) aims to achieve a visionary change in the way the construction industry manages work related road risk. CLOCS has developed the CLOCS Standard for construction logistics, a common standard for use by the construction logistics industry. Implemented by construction clients through contracts, it provides a framework that enables ownership in managing road risk which can be adhered to in a consistent way by fleet operators.
  • Crossrail have undertaken a number of initiatives including training 3500 lorry drivers in cycle awareness; making additional safety equipment mandatory on all lorries and vans working on Crossrail; translating their road safety information into 18 different languages; organising safer cycling awareness events near their construction sites to help cyclists become more aware of the risks of cycling next to lorries and fitting road safety mirrors around their construction site. They have also produced 10 top tips for cycle safety aimed at cyclists.
    – Crossrail confirmed that they complied with safety demands when contractors started turning away companies whose lorries were not fitted with full safety features. They have written to local councils asking them to impose the same strict rules. Crossrail require their vehicles to meet strict safety standards and have cycle specific safety equipment, blind spot mirrors and detection equipment.
  • Institution of Civil Engineers is committed to reducing the danger posed to cyclists, particularly by construction vehicles. They are CLOCS Champions and have established a Cycling Working Group to embed good practice and drive change.
  • The Mineral Products Association (MPA) launched their Cycle Safety Strategy in June 2011. MPA’s position is that there is joint responsibility for road safety. National and central government must ensure that roads and junctions are designed for safety and properly maintained, Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) operators and drivers must take action to minimize the risk of collisions and cyclists and other vulnerable road users must behave responsibly.
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