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CROSSRAIL LEADS WAY IN CYCLE SAFETY STANDARDS

Requirements on project lorries look to cut cyclist deaths

The £14.8bn Crossrail project will provide a route through 37 stations and run 118 km (73 miles) across London through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels. The services are due to commence in 2018.

The project has implemented requirements to improve cycle safety and to prevent death arising from Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) involved in the project. The key measures regarding HGVs are:

  1. Cyclist Warnings – blind spot proximity sensors and warning alerts for cyclists;
  2. Driver Warnings – Fresnel lenses, side scan equipment which results in an audible beep in the drivers cab when a cyclist is on the left inside space;
  3. Guards and Signs – under-run guards to prevent cyclists from coming into contact with lorry wheels and signs to warn cyclists and pedestrians; and
  4. Strict Enforcement– HGVs not meeting the standards ‘turned away’ from sites with the contractor liable for any costs incurred. This applies to HGVs operated directly by a contractor or on their behalf by a haulier.

These mandatory measures are implemented with the full support of Crossrail’s principal contractors. A number of lorries have been turned away from Crossrail sites for non-compliance.

Measures will improve lorry safety across the construction industry

The measures support the wider work by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Transport for London, to improve conditions for cyclists on London streets by reducing the dangers represented by HGVs.

Andy Mitchell, Crossrail Programme Director said:

“Crossrail sets high standards for lorries operating on the project and views the safety of all road users, including cyclists, as a significant priority.

Crossrail requires all lorries working on the Crossrail project to be fitted with additional safety features to protect cyclists. HGVs that do not comply with our increased requirements will be refused entry to Crossrail worksites and turned away incurring financial cost to individual contractors.

As our contractors often work on multiple construction projects, these new safety measures will help improve lorry safety across the construction industry, delivering benefits for cyclists across London.”

Other developments include:

  • Traffic Light Mirrors– working with Transport for London (TfL) to install trixi mirrors on left-turn traffic signals in close proximity to Crossrail major central London sites to further increase the visibility of cyclists to HGV drivers;
  • Awareness Raising – with cycling groups seeking to increase the awareness of HGVs with cyclists and improving driver training;
  • Driver Training – drivers trained on how to share London’s roads safely near cyclists and other vulnerable road users. This includes drivers of concrete mixers, tippers, articulated low loaders and plant hire vehicles;
  • Safer Routes– lorries required to travel on designated local routes in central London agreed with local authorities under the Crossrail Act; and
  • Reduced Movements – excavated material from tunnels between Royal Oak and Farringdon removed by freight train rather than lorry. More than 85% of excavated material transported by rail and water.

The contractor requirements concerning higher HGV safety equipment standards have always been in works contracts at all levels of the supply chain. The costs of fitting the necessary safety equipment are incurred by the contractor or haulier.

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