Better Health for London (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3021
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The London Health Commission's October 2014 "Better Health for London" report says, "Transport for London should establish a scheme, paid for by employers, to incentivise walking the last mile to work and the first mile home. Employees tapping in or out with their Oyster or contactless card at least one mile from their registered place of work would collect points and be eligible for employer-financed transport rewards." Can you update me on the progress made by TfL in introducing this scheme?

Answer

Answer for Better Health for London (1)

Answer for Better Health for London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I set out my response to this proposal from the London Health Commission (LHC) in my February 2015 report.  This can be found at:

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Mayor%27s%20response%20to%20LHC%20Feb%202015.pdf

I was also one of the partners in the joint publication of Better Health for London: next steps on 19 March 2015. This set out what will be done, by a range of pan-London agencies, in response to the London Health Commission report.  This report can be found at: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Better%20Health%20for%20London%20Next%20Steps_2.pdf

TfL has reviewed the LHC's and other proposals to develop an Oyster/contactless card system to incentivise walking.  It has not been possible to find a workable and effective way forward with such a scheme.