Implementing The Mayor’s Infrastructure Plan for transport

13 October 2014

This meeting took place on 14 October 2014. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here.

From 10.00am Tuesday 14 October

How much will the new north-south and east-west cycle superhighways affect pedestrians, motorists and businesses? Do the proposals go too far, or will the pros outweigh the cons? The Transport Committee meets tomorrow to discuss the recent developments in London’s cycling infrastructure projects with;

Andrew Gilligan, Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner.


From approximately 10.20am Tuesday 14 October

The Committee examines the transport proposals in The Mayor’s Infrastructure Plan 2050, including the Commissioner of Transport’s recent prediction of overwhelming overcrowding by 2030 and social unrest [3]. Will projects like the Bakerloo line south extension, the new inner orbital 22 mile ring road and a new orbital railway (the ‘R25’), ensure London’s transport demands are met before 2050 and are their costs and timescales accurate.

The following guests will attend;

Michèle Dix, Managing Director, Planning, Transport for London (TfL).

Ian Brown CBE, Non-Executive Director, Crossrail Ltd.

Ian McConnell, Director for Projects and Resources, Abellio.

Sharon Kindleysides, Chair, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

Dr Stephen Marshall, Reader in Urban Morphology and Planning, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 14 October, 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 via webcast.

Notes for Editors:

Full agenda papers

London Infrastructure Plan 2050

Guardian article - 21 September 2014

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.

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