Mayor's Transport Strategy

Date published: 
01 April 2010

The Mayor's Transport Strategy sets out his intentions for London transport. It explains how Transport for London (TfL) and partners will bring the plan into reality over the next 20 years.

The development of the strategy

In 2008 the Mayor published Way to Go, a consultation that took a broad approach to London’s transport. The following year the Mayor asked TfL to produce the draft Transport Strategy, requesting that they build on that earlier consultation.

In May 2009, the Mayor set out the foundations for the Transport Strategy in his Statement of Intent. A public consultation on the draft Transport Strategy followed in the autumn of that year. TfL provided a report to the Mayor detailing the responses to the consultation, which was broken down into the following:

During the consultation period TfL published an Integrated Impact Assessment. Its role was to ensure that the strategy would make a real contribution in improving transport for Londoners and London.

The final strategy document was published on 10 May 2010 (read the Mayor’s formal decision to approve the strategy). Moving forward, London boroughs will play an important part in making the ambitions of the strategy a reality for Londoners. You can read more about their role in the Guidance on Developing the Second Local Implementation Plans.

London Assembly and the strategy

The London Assembly has given a number of responses throughout the development of the Mayor's Transport Strategy. You can read the Assembly’s responses to:

How to read the strategy

The strategy is a large document, reflecting the broad area of work it addresses. To make it easier to navigate we’ve separated the report out into twelve downloadable sections.
There are three broad parts of the Transport Strategy:

Part One

This is the first two PDFs and features the Introduction, Table of Contents and Executive Summary (Chapter one) (2.28 MB, 32 pages), the Vision (Chapter 2) and Context (Chapter 3) (3.09 MB, 38 pages) of the strategy.

Part Two

This section is divided into eight documents, and looks at:

  1. Challenges and strategic policies (Chapter 4) (3.35 MB, 45 pages) 
  2. Transport proposals (Chapter 5, pt1) (7.43 MB, 77 pages)
  3. Proposals to encourage more cycling and walking (Chapter 5, pt2) (423.67 KB, 14 pages)
  4. Proposals to improve safety and security (Chapter 5, pt3) (3.66 MB, 18 pages)
  5. Proposals to improve London's environment (Chapter 5, pt4) (579.59 KB, 19 pages)
  6. Proposals to reduce transport's contribution to climate change (Chapter 5, pt5) (634.59 KB, 18 pages)
  7. Proposals to manage the demand for travel (Chapter 5, pt6) (347.11 KB, 18 pages)
  8. Expected outcomes of the strategy (Chapter 6) (3.69 MB, 21 pages)

Part Three

This is divided into two documents and looks at:

  1. Delivery of the strategy (Chapter 7, 8 and 9) (655.67 KB, 31 pages)
  2. Annexes, which includes a Table of figures and glossary (714.48 KB, 48 pages)