It also provides technical guidance on transport and health activities.

Healthy Streets

The Mayor has created the Healthy Streets approach to help us to improve air quality, reduce congestion and make London's diverse communities become greener, healthier and more attractive places in which to live, play and do business.

Find out about the Healthy Streets approach on the Heathy Streets page.

Health action plan

We produced our first health action plan in 2014. It set out the main connections between transport and health and the work we are doing to improve the health of Londoners.

We produced our first annual progress report on delivering our health action plan in 2015, and our second annual progress report in 2016.

Further publications on the relationship between transport and health in London can also be found on the Greater London Authority website.

Health benefits of transport

Health benefits should be considered when planning and assessing transport schemes. We are committed to quantifying and monetising health benefits of our projects and policies where possible and supporting others to do the same.

We produced a guidance document for valuing the health benefits of transport schemes in London using two tools: Health Economic Assessment Tool for walking and cycling and Sickness Absence Reduction Tool.

Transport planning for healthcare

We are working with London healthcare organisations to help them plan their transport-related needs.

As part of this commitment - which came out of the Mayor's transport strategy - we have produced a best practice guide in cooperation with the NHS.

The guide looks at how the NHS can enable patients to access healthcare via public transport - and to promote a healthy lifestyle with sustainable and active travel.

It is updated regularly as we work with the NHS and other health sector partners on needs raised during consultation on the Mayor's transport strategy.

We welcome additional case studies for the guide from health organisations and others. Please email transportandhealthcare@tfl.gov.uk.  

How we help NHS reconfigurations

The London healthcare sector accounts for around one million trips daily and when reviewing their service may have to consider a number of travel and transport issues such as:

  • How to calculate changes in journey time for service users
  • Carrying out a transport assessment

As part of the reconfiguration work, the NHS will need to provide detailed travel time analysis and present this to relevant stakeholders. We help the NHS in a number of different ways during this process, we:

  • Provide an introductory meeting for health reconfiguration project managers
  • Advise on all relevant transport aspects such as data modeling and bus planning
  • Provide data from our Health Service Travel Analysis Toolkit (H-STAT)
  • Offer travel planning information and stakeholder engagement
  • Share best practice on the presentation of data

We will not be able to undertake the required analysis, but will need to receive the results in order to be able to assess whether there are significant impacts in the transport network.