Updated Freight Strategy

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0499
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

When do you expect to be able to provide an updated Freight Strategy with particular emphasis on the need to reduce carbon emissions?

Answer

Answer for Updated Freight Strategy

Answer for Updated Freight Strategy

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

We are currently considering all London Freight Plan consultation responses and developing a revised version. Securing support for the revised Plan from the 22 focus groups within the London Sustainable Distribution Partnership will be a key activity early next year. This is essential for effective delivery.

Subject to Mayoral and TfL Board approval, publication is planned for May 2007. The Plan will include climate change sections and will confirm that we will work with the freight industry to ensure that CO2 savings arising from the proposals in the Freight Plan are delivered as quickly as possible. The speed that these changes can be brought about is directly linked to the level of funding for the TfL Freight Unit and that secured by its partners.