Transport is central to the vision of the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to create a city for all Londoners.
The Mayor's Transport Strategy sets out his plans to transform London's streets, improve public transport and create opportunities for new homes and jobs. To achieve this, the Mayor wants to encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transport.
The final Mayor's Transport Strategy was published by the Mayor on 13 March 2018. It incorporates revisions following our public consultation.
"At its heart is a bold aim for 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport by 2041.
This is a big task and achieving it won't be easy.
The Mayor's approach
The strategy uses the Healthy Streets Approach. This makes health and personal experience the priority as we plan our city.
The Healthy Streets Approach will be applied to the whole transport system to help create:
- Healthy Streets and healthy people: streets make up 80% of London's public spaces - making them Healthy Streets will improve the quality of life for everyone in London
- A good public transport experience: public transport is the most efficient way for people to travel distances that are too long to walk or cycle. A seamless, 'whole-journey' experience will provide an attractive alternative to using the car
- New homes and jobs: London needs 65,000 new homes every year to meet demand, plus around 1.3 million more jobs by 2041. We have an opportunity to reshape London and make sure it grows in a way that improves the quality of life for everyone
Making the strategy work
The Mayor's Transport Strategy looks ahead two decades and cuts across all forms of transport in London. To implement the strategy's proposals successfully, we will need to:
- Prepare for new technology and unpredictable changes to the way we live
- Find a more efficient and fair way of paying for transport projects in London
- Work with partners across London and beyond, including the Government, London boroughs, other transport operators, business and other stakeholders
- Develop and implement strategies and plans to achieve the Mayor's priorities
Action plans to support the strategy
Delivery and actions plans are being developed which include more detail about how the Mayor and TfL will achieve the Mayor's Transport Strategy proposals. These will include new actions and initiatives that are in line with the policies of the strategy.
Walking action plan
The first of these plans, the Walking action plan, is aimed at making London the world's most walkable city, with a target to increase the number of walking trips by more than one million a day by 2024.
The actions in the plan will enable more people to walk part or all of their journey and improve the experience of walking.
Vision Zero action plan
The aim of Vision Zero is to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's transport system. This plan focuses on the area where our greatest challenges lie - London's streets.
The actions in the plan will reduce road danger for everyone and create streets safe for walking and cycling.
Evidence showing how speed reduction measures affect air quality and health is on the Transport & health page.
Mayor's Transport Strategy evidence base
Several documents and reports went into the Mayor's Transport Strategy. These includes the:
Monitoring our progress
Progress will be reported annually in the Travel in London report.