The new draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy aims to change the way people choose to travel.
By 2041, the Mayor aims for 80 per cent of all Londoners’ trips to be made by foot, by cycle, or by public transport.
Vehicle emissions can blight streets, harming health and contributing to climate change. London must meet legal air quality limits as soon as possible.
Creating streets and routes that encourage walking, cycling and public transport use will play a major role in reaching this goal. Transport for London (TfL) will deliver on this goal by using the Healthy Streets Approach to guide all of its decision making.
For those vehicles that remain, it is essential that we reduce emissions as soon as possible and switch them to zero emission technologies.
The Mayor is working to ensure London’s entire transport system is zero emission by 2050.
TfL will deliver their approach following wide-spread public consultation and building on the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone and the Toxicity Charge (T-charge).
This includes delivering central London and town centre zero emission zones from 2025, creating a zero emission zone in inner London by 2040 and a London-wide zone by 2050.
From next year, all new double-deck buses will be hybrid, electric or hydrogen to focus on only buying the greenest, cleanest buses. In central London, all double-deck buses will be hybrid by 2019 and all single-deck buses will emit zero exhaust emissions by 2020. By 2037 at the latest, all 9,200 buses across London will be zero emission.
The draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy is open to public consultation until 2 October 2017 and can be accessed by visiting www.tfl.gov.uk/mayors-transport-strategy.