Vision Zero (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4126
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

New York adopted a Vision Zero approach to casualty reduction in January 2014. When you met the New York Mayor in September this year, did you ask for an update on how Vision Zero is working in practice in that city?

Answer

Answer for Vision Zero (1)

Answer for Vision Zero (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Adopting a Vision Zero approach to road danger reduction has had a real impact in New York and other cities around the world, and there are many lessons to be learned from this international experience.

I am keen now to apply these lessons to London. My new Vision Zero approach is based on the principles that no loss of life is inevitable or acceptable on London's streets, and that road danger can best be eliminated by reducing the dominance of motorised vehicles in our city.

My officers have been engaged in communication with representatives from New York as they develop their understanding of how Vision Zero can be applied to London's specific circumstances.