The Mayor's Transport Strategy

It is part of a strategic policy framework to support and shape London's social and economic development.

You can read the full report on the Greater London Authority (GLA) website.

The MTS prepares for the Capital's predicted growth of 1.25 million more people and 0.75 million more jobs by 2031 and supports sustainable growth across London.

Key proposals include:

  • Transforming the Tube
  • Enhancing rail, including Crossrail, Thameslink and London Overground
  • Improving interchanges
  • Smoothing traffic flow
  • Encouraging a cycling revolution
  • Making walking count
  • Improving London's buses
  • Better information
  • Better streets and environment, including extending the Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
  • Improved access to the transport system
  • Making better use of the Thames
  • Reducing carbon dioxide emissions, including through the promotion of electric vehicles
  • New river crossings
  • Removing the western extension of the Congestion Charging zone
  • Deferring the extension of the LEZ to light goods vehicles and minibuses

The current MTS replaces the 2001 strategy. It was developed jointly with The London Plan and the Economic Development Strategy.

The MTS and other supporting documents are available on the GLA website.

Implementing the MTS

Each London borough prepares a local implementation plan in support of the MTS, which has played a key role in developing sub-regional transport plans for north, east, south, west and central London.

Monitoring the MTS

Progress against the goals and challenges identified in the MTS is reported annually in the Travel in London report.


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