Keeping London’s buses safe

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RICHARD SHARMAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Welch speaks to TfL Senior Bus Safety Development Manager Jane Lupson about her time in the role and the developments keeping people safe on and around London’s buses

In recent years, Transport for London (TfL) has styled itself as somewhat of a leader in many aspects of the bus sector. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that TfL’s large orders for electric and hydrogen buses are helping to bring down the cost of the technology across the board, but safety has also been a priority. It would be easy to look at the levels of traffic in London, and the often somewhat kamikaze nature of its cyclists and pedestrians, and shrug your shoulders. But TfL is on a long-term drive to reduce the number of casualties both on and around its buses as part of its Vision Zero strategy.
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