How can Taxi and Private Hire services better meet the needs of London passengers and adapt to new technologies?
Will London cope with severe weather events in the future? Are the Mayor’s strategies in line with climate projections?
Tuesday 3 June 2014
Severe weather risks
Environment Committee - 10.00am in Committee Room 2
At its annual meeting today, the London Assembly agreed the establishment and membership of a range of Committees to lead investigations into issues ranging from public transport to spending at City Hall.
Committees, Chairs and Deputy Chairs as follows:
The London Assembly today elected Roger Evans AM as its new Chairman for 2014-5. Jennette Arnold AM OBE has been elected as Deputy Chair .
The London Assembly will hold its annual meeting tomorrow when Assembly Members will elect a Chair and Deputy Chair for the year ahead.
The London Assembly has welcomed intervention by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which has resulted in the release of Transport for London’s (TfL) advice to Mayor Boris Johnson about prospective tube and bus fare rises in January 2013.
The London Assembly Environment Committee has today published a summary of the flood risks facing the capital.
There has been an estimated 75% increase in Type 2 diabetes in the capital over the last decade. The number of cases in London is growing quicker than elsewhere in the country.
The London Assembly today highlighted significant weaknesses in Mayor Boris Johnson’s Housing Strategy that mean it will fail to address existing housing demand nor meet the needs of London’s expanding population.
London Assembly Members will tomorrow vote on whether to accept or reject Mayor Boris Johnson’s draft Housing Strategy .
Before voting the Assembly will question the following guests about the proposed changes:
More pedestrians are killed or seriously injured on London’s streets than any other road user group. Sixty-nine pedestrians were killed and another 1,054 seriously injured in London in 2012 – an average of three people a day. There were 14 cycling fatalities.
On average, 3 people every day are killed or seriously injured whilst walking the streets of London. A staggering 25 per cent of fatalities take place on pedestrian crossings - an additional 19 per cent take place within 50 metres of one.