The London Assembly has announced a new investigation into cycle safety in the capital.
The investigation by the Assembly’s Transport Committee follows an increase in the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured over the past two years.
Assembly Members say non-cyclists cite safety concerns as the biggest reason for not taking up cycling.
AMs will hold two public meetings as part of their investigations.
On 12 July they will look at the challenges and barriers facing cyclists and would-be cyclists. The meeting will include an ‘open-mic’ session about concerns and potential solutions with cyclists and other stakeholders.
In September the committee will question international experts and representatives of the Mayor and Transport for London.
Committee chair Caroline Pidgeon AM, said: “We cannot have a situation where more people are being encouraged to cycle at the same time as more cyclists are being killed or injured.”
Pidgeon said her committee wanted to “identify solutions that will make London’s streets a safer bet for cyclists.”
Following the investigation AMs will make recommendations to the Mayor and TfL to improve cycling and cycling safety.