TfL lane rental scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2072
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The lane rental scheme operated by Transport for London (TfL) applies to 56 per cent of the TfL Road Network. Has TfL a) considered applying it to speed up roadworks where they are planned in highly polluted areas, and b) looked at extending the scheme?

Answer

Answer for TfL lane rental scheme

Answer for TfL lane rental scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Under current Government regulations, TfL's current Lane Rental scheme will end in March 2019, although the Government is intending to consult on the future of Lane Rental in the summer of 2017. There are no plans to change the criteria for defining the Lane Rental network until the outcome of this consultation is known.

The Government's guidance for operating Lane Rental states that charges must be targeted on streets where evidence shows that roadworks cause a high level of disruption. TfL applies Lane Rental on this principle. The guidance also states that any substantial changes to the scheme would require Ministerial approval - for TfL's scheme this is defined as changing the extent of Lane Rental network by more than three per cent.