Pothole city?

19 March 2019

Transport for London is under severe financial pressure with Crossrail overspent, sluggish passenger growth and the end of the Government operating grant.

Faced with tough choices, TfL has paused non-essential repairs on its road network, cutting spending roughly in half to about £50-70million. This will mean a general deterioration of the network with one mile of road in every eight eventually needing maintenance.

Tomorrow, the London Assembly Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee will investigate the impact of this back-to-basics operation, particularly on vulnerable road users, such as cyclists.

The guests are:

  • Patrick Doig, Divisional Finance Director, Surface Transport, TfL
  • Andrew Gilligan, Former Cycling Commissioner for London
  • Paulius Mackela, London Councils, Principal Project and Policy Officer

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 20 from 2.00pm in Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast and on our YouTube channel.

Follow us on Twitter and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyBudget and #RoadRepairs

Notes to editors

  1. Read the full agenda papers.
  2. Gareth Bacon AM, Chairman of the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee is available for interview. 
  3. Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Giles Broadbent on 020 7983 4067. For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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