London's Motorists [2]

Session date: 
February 7, 2019
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) & Mike Brown MVO (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Caroline Russell AM:  I would just like to come in on this question since the lead-off question was looking at subsidy and motorists and ask you about any progress that you are making on workplace parking levies.

 

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London's Motorists [2]

London's Motorists [2]

Answered By: 
Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) & Mike Brown MVO (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Sadiq Khan (Chair, Transport for London):  Chairman, we are speaking to a number of local authorities about this.  It would be unwise for me to name which ones but a number of local authorities have been speaking to us about the possibility of doing this.  They can see the benefits of having fewer cars in their town centres.  You will be aware of the latitude we have given them.  We are speaking to a couple of local authorities in London about the possibility of them doing so. 

 

Caroline Russell AM:  Hounslow Council has already consulted on a workplace parking levy.  Is this something that TfL wants to progress?  Can you see this as being a helpful intervention in London’s ‑‑

 

Mike Brown MVO (Commissioner of Transport for London):  As the Mayor has said, there are a number of boroughs looking at such schemes.  Just to reassure you, TfL will of course facilitate any discussions with those boroughs as their thinking emerges and evolves.