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Vision Zero for London

Vision Zero for London aims to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's transport system.

The Mayor's Transport Strategy and the Vision Zero action plan focus particularly on reducing road danger on our road network, because people are much more at risk of injury when travelling on our streets than they are when travelling by rail or the Underground. These documents outline the important first stages in a wide-ranging programme of actions that we are taking now and over the coming years. 

Vision Zero in the Mayor's Transport Strategy

The Mayor's Transport Strategy sets out an ambition for 80 per cent of journeys to be made by sustainable modes - public transport, walking and cycling by 2041. This can only be achieved by tackling the dangers that tragically result in road collisions, with lives lost, serious injuries sustained, and the fear of these dangers discouraging walking and cycling.

The Mayor has committed to a bold target to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries from London's road network:

The Mayor, through Transport for London (TfL) and the boroughs, and working with stakeholders, will adopt Vision Zero for road danger in London. The Mayor's aim is for no one to be killed in or by a London bus by 2030, and for all deaths and serious injuries from road collisions to be eliminated from London's streets by 2041.

Vision Zero action plan

The Mayor, TfL and the Metropolitan Police Service have published London's first Vision Zero action plan, which sets out bold and ambitious plans to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London's transport network. 

Actions in the plan include:

  • Lower speed limits on TfL's road network: TfL is proposing to make 20mph the new speed limit on all TfL roads within the Congestion Charging Zone by 2020
  • Transforming dangerous junctions: After identifying 73 junctions with the worst safety records, TfL is proceeding with a major Safer Junctions programme that will see significant safety improvements made at these locations to reduce road danger for people walking and cycling
  • Tough safety standards for the design of HGVs: TfL's Direct Vision Standard for Heavy Goods Vehicles will be the first initiative of its kind in the world to categorise HGVs depending on the level of a driver's direct vision from a cab
  • A world-leading Bus Safety Standard: This will identify the latest safety technologies and features to significantly reduce casualties on the bus network. This Bus Safety Standard will be written into all new bus operator contracts from the end of 2018
  • Safer streets for walking: the Mayor is investing a record £2.2 billion in streets across London to make them safer for walking and cycling, and improve the environment for everyone.

Read the Vision Zero action plan.