Transport Strategy

Scrutinising the Mayor’s transport strategy

11 July 2017

The Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy is out for consultation. 

It is the job of the London Assembly Transport Committee to scrutinise the content of the strategy and respond to the draft.

The strategy proposes three overarching themes; healthy streets and healthy people, a good public transport experience and new homes and jobs.

  • What do the transport experts think of the themes?
  • Do they agree with the Mayor’s strategic objectives?
  • Is the 80% target of all journeys being sustainable modes achievable?
  • Will the Mayor reform or replace the Congestion Charge?
  • Have the right challenges been identified?
  • What are the key strengths and are there any significant omissions?

Tomorrow, Assembly Members will put questions to:

FIRST PANEL – 10.00 am to approx. 11.00 am

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport

David Begg, Visiting Professor, Plymouth University

Nicole Badstuber, Researcher in Urban Transport Governance, University

Richard Dilks, Transport Programme Director, London First

SECOND PANEL – from approx. 11.00 am

Karen Lucas, Professor of Transport & Social Analysis, University of Leeds

Faryal Velmi, Director, Transport for All

German Dector-Vega, London Director, Sustrans

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 12 July from 10:00am in The Chamber 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 or   YouTube

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #TransportStrategy


Notes to editors

  1. Agenda Papers
  2. Keith Prince AM, Chairman of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport 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 Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.