Recruitment of TfL Board Members

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1634
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You are currently recruiting new TfL board Members. Will you appoint a 'healthy streets' board member to address cycling walking public health and inclusion? 

Answer

Answer for Recruitment of TfL Board Members

Answer for Recruitment of TfL Board Members

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to taking action to improve public health and tackle health inequalities, and an important means of doing this will be through my management of London's transport network. I plan to create healthier neighbourhoods where walking and cycling are safer and easier for all, with greener, better public spaces, and cleaner air. This will require a rounded approach that prioritises the needs of all Londoners and protects the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. The Healthy Streets approach - delivering the 10 indicators of a Healthy Street - is an intuitive, evidence-based means of achieving this and I will ensure that it is embedded into the governance of TfL.

I will personally Chair Transport for London and I am currently considering its membership. The TfL Board will need to play a key role in ensuring future transport provision meets the needs of all Londoners.