Transport for London – Citizen Space)
Results Updated 19 Mar 2018
We undertook a public and stakeholder consultation on the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy on behalf of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The consultation ran for over 14 weeks; from 21 June to 2 October 2017. During the consultation we carried out an extensive marketing and engagement programme to promote the consultation and seek the views of Londoners, businesses and stakeholders.
We received 6,110 public responses and 476 responses from stakeholders and businesses which generated 43,550 discrete comments. We received a further 383 campaign based responses as part of five stakeholder led campaigns. We also ran a series of deliberative workshops to ensure we received the views of a diverse sample of Londoners. Thank you to everyone who responded.
The full report detailing our analysis of the responses received, along with our response to the issues raised, and the changes we recommended to the Mayor can be found below.
The Mayor has accepted our recommendations and the strategy has now been formally adopted. The strategy can be downloaded at: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/how-we-work/planning-for-the-future/the-mayors-transport-strategy
Summary of responses
There was broad support for the Vision, the Healthy Streets Approach and the 80 per cent mode share target, although there were concerns about whether the level of behaviour change required would be achieved, especially in outer London.
The strategy was welcomed by the majority of stakeholders, including boroughs, the transport industry, and notably the health sector. However, given the breadth of the strategy there were sometimes divergent views across issues.
There was support for the strategic policy direction established in the document and a desire to see it delivered, although there were concerns that the strategy lacked sufficient detail in a number of areas. . There were also calls from both the public and stakeholders for more ambitious timescales (and for the inclusion of interim milestones) especially for the proposals concerning the environment, safety and accessibility.
Regarding ‘Healthy Streets and healthy people’ chapter, there was support for improving air quality; the walking and cycling proposals; and Vision Zero to tackle road danger (although there were calls for this to be extended to all modes).There was a mixed response to road user changing with some seeing this as key to being able to deliver the strategy, while others expressed concerns about a revision of the current, or development of any future, charging schemes.
Regarding the ‘A good public transport experience’ chapter, there was a good level of support for delivering Crossrail 2; rail devolution and providing a metro-style service on suburban rail; and improvements to station capacity.
In response to the ‘New homes and jobs’ chapter, there was good support for the adoption of the transport principles of ‘good growth’.