Climate Change Action Plan

Plenary on 2009-06-14
Session date: 
June 14, 2009
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)


How will the TfL Business Plan contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions from transport?


Answer for Climate Change Action Plan

Answer for Climate Change Action Plan

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Through the Business Plan, TfL will help tackle the Capital's transport related CO2 emissions in four main ways:· Encourage people to travel by more sustainable modes - by increasing public transport capacity, by making travelling by public transport more attractive and by promoting walking and cycling, through initiatives such as the London Cycle Hire Scheme, new cycle highways and continued promotion of Smarter Travel Options.· Operating vehicles more efficiently - by training our bus and Tube drivers to drive their vehicles smoothly, encouraging motorists and freight operators to do the same through Smarter Driving Campaigns and the London Freight Plan. Major efforts to smooth traffic flow will also result in much better fuel economy for all road users.· Investing in technology and lower carbon fuels - for example, a total of 56 hybrid buses will be purchased by May 2009 and more than 300 will be in service in 2011, regenerative braking and other energy saving measures will be used on the Tube, Overground and the Docklands Light Railway and a low carbon taxi development programme is being assessed. TfL will also be installing more charging points for electric vehicles.· Managing TfL's other business activities - including the development of new specifications for low carbon stations and depots on the Underground, further improving office energy efficiency through projects such as the Building Energy Efficiency Programme and using renewable energy.