Advisory notices - transport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3020
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I welcome news that you have directed Transport for London to urgently develop a package of public alerts and signs aimed at increasing awareness of high air pollution. Could these signs also display travel advice to Londoners - for example during periods of heavy congestion - to influence travel choices?

Answer

Answer for Advisory notices - transport

Answer for Advisory notices - transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Thank you for this helpful suggestion. TfL already provides customer information designed to help people avoid congestion and travel differently where they have the feasibility to do so, such as the current innovative trial of information on buses.

It makes sense that where we are alerting Londoners to air pollution we should also suggest those travel options that help minimise pollution. As we develop the air pollution warnings, TfL will look at how best to incorporate travel advice.