The Mayor’s Transport Strategy has now been published and sets out proposals to reshape transport in London over the next two decades.
This strategy provides the platform to deliver Mayor Sadiq Khan’s ambitious vision for the future of transport within London, which is built around the central aim of 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport by 2041.
At the heart of the strategy are:
1.Healthy Streets and healthy people
Creating street networks that encourage walking, cycling and public transport use will reduce car dependency and the health problems it creates.
2.A good public transport experience
Public transport is the most efficient way for people to travel over distances that are too long to walk or cycle, and a shift from private car to public transport could dramatically reduce the number of vehicles on London’s streets.
3.New homes and jobs
More people than ever want to live and work in London. Planning the city around walking, cycling and public transport use will unlock growth in new areas and ensure that London grows in a way that benefits everyone.
To simplify commuting, public transport services such as the Elizabeth Line, which provide direct access to London Paddington, Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road from Reading and Heathrow in the west and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
All 41 stations on the line will be accessible, and it is expected to serve around 200 million people each year.
In addition, the proposed capacity improvements to the Hammersmith & City line, and Piccadilly line, has the potential to encourage more people to use public transport, again reducing the number of vehicles on the streets.
The introduction of new Ultra-Low Emission bus services will improve the health and livelihood of people working in Central London. The T-charge (Toxicity Charge) in Central London will help improve air quality issues.
The plan also includes the highly spoken about planned transformation of Oxford Street, which will restrict traffic to provide a better environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
TPP will be advising developers with their plans to make sure they are in line with the Mayor’s central strategy, focusing on cycle and public transport provision to sites.
Click here to download the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy 2018.