Transport & the Green Belt (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5186
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

According to the February 2015 report by London First, "The Green Belt: A Place for Londoners?", around 60% of the London Green Belt is within 2km of an existing rail or tube station. Can you provide an estimate as to the percentage of the London Green Belt that is within 1km of a bus stop?

Answer

Answer for Transport & the Green Belt (2)

Answer for Transport & the Green Belt (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Green Belt in London is estimated at 35,340 hectares, of which 77% is estimated to be within 1km of a bus stop.

The methodology for calculating Public Transport Access Levels assumes that people are willing to walk 640m to a bus stop, roughly an eight-minute walk. Station catchments are set at 960m.