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Comment on London Mayor's Transport Strategy document released today

 

  NEWS RELEASE from London Assembly

2018/075

 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

 

A statement from the Chairman of the Transport Committee on the Transport Strategy update

 

Responding to the release today of an updated version of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, [1] Keith Prince AM, Chairman of the London Assembly Transport Committee, said:

 

"As a Committee we have been crying out for some real detail in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and sadly, there’s nothing new in today’s revised document.  The target for 80 per cent of journeys to be undertaken by walking, cycling or public transport by 2041 is all well and good – but we called for the overall target to be broken down by mode.

 

The Mayor has added a reference in the new version to the anticipated mode share breakdown in 2041, but this is far too vague. According to the Mayor’s projections, the mode share of walking and cycling will increase by somewhere between 11 per cent and 48 per cent. [2] This isn’t a meaningful target.

 

The Mayor received approximately 6,500 responses to the consultation on his draft strategy. Looking at this latest draft, it is difficult to find any substantive changes. We’re left wondering why the Mayor consulted in the first place.

 

The Transport Committee looks forward to its Question and Answer session with Transport Commissioner Mike Brown tomorrow morning at 10, when we hope he will shed some light on this ‘revised’ document.”

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