Walking, Cycling and Transport 2025

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0408
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Will TfL commission an urgent report to investigate what investment and policies are needed to increase the modal share of walking and cycling to at least one third of all journeys by 2025?

Answer

Answer for Walking, Cycling and Transport 2025

Answer for Walking, Cycling and Transport 2025

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

The Transport 2025 work postulates an increased share of walking and cycling to 27% of all trips in 2025. We think that is extraordinarily challenging and I am very happy to work in detail to get people to explain how it is that we have come to that view and what increases need to occur to deliver it.

Anticipating a question about whether or not, in the light of that, we will be continuing the budget, for example, of cycle training, which is alleged to have been reduced next year to £1 million, having been consistently at £1.8 million for two years, the answer is it will stay at £1.8 million.

I think, to save time, if Jenny [Jones] would like us to get somebody to go through the Transport 2025 analysis in general terms to demonstrate what increases are needed in walking and cycling in particular, and how we propose to get there, beyond the life of the cycling and the walking plans that we have already published, I would be very happy to do that.