Road Pricing (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3158
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Have or will TfL or the GLA conduct or commission any analyses or plans on the prospect of introducing pay-as-you-go road pricing in London? Are there any costs contained within these?

Answer

Answer for Road Pricing (1)

Answer for Road Pricing (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I have said previously, we are looking at the potential role of new technology in changing the way we pay for road use in London.

Proposal 19 of my draft Transport Strategy proposes that I will consider the appropriate technology for the next generation of road user charging systems. This could include a more sophisticated integrated 'per mile' scheme that could better take into account the impact of individual journeys. This could reflect, for example, distance travelled, time of day, location and emissions.

There needs to be considerable development work before the introduction of any such scheme, including a consideration of the likely costs and the potential social and economic impacts. I am interested to hear Londoners' views on this proposal during the consultation on my Transport Strategy.