Request ID: FOI-2216-2223 Date published: 04 January 2023
TfL recently consulted on London-wide ULEZ expansion, Mayor’s Transport Strategy revision and related.
Short summaries were listed in your two consultation report documents:
Report to the Mayor: Our proposals to help improve air quality, tackle the climate emergency, and reduce congestion by expanding the ULEZ London-wide and other measures (p151)
Appendix H: Summaries of stakeholder responses, (p102)
with the note:
This appendix provides summaries of the feedback we received from stakeholders. We sometimes have to condense detailed responses into brief summaries. The full stakeholder summaries are always used for analysis purposes.
Please provide me with the full evaluation made by TfL (including through its agents AECOM) of the substantive points made in the Alliance of British Drivers’ consultation response.
Our Ref: FOI-2216-2223
Thank you for your request received on 2 December 2022 asking for information about the Alliance of British Drivers’ (ABD) Ultra-low Emission Zone (ULEZ) Expansion Consultation response.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require. Our response is set out below.
In responding to the ULEZ consultation, the ABD provided an extensive and detailed submission that consisted of five documents, totalling 88 pages. This submission was reviewed by the ULEZ project team, and a summary of the response was included in our Report to the Mayor.
The full ABD response was also read by our independent consultants, AECOM, who thematically analysed the response to identify all themes that it contained. A summary of AECOM’s thematic analysis of all consultation responses by theme / issue raised is included in our Report to the Mayor, section 5 (Response to issues) raised).
Given the wide range of points raised in the ABD submission, AECOM noted a number of relevant thematic codes during their analysis. Noting that you do not wish to see the detail of the comment coding scheme, the key substantive points from Aecom's analysis, derived from the code frame, are summarised below:
1. ABD opposes or disagrees with the expansion of the ULEZ, believing it to penalise motorists, be another tax or money-making scheme, a waste of resources / money / time (code C120, C124, C125, C126, C127, C130) 2. ABD believes that ULEZ is not necessary and there are other traffic measures that cause congestion /other than the volume of traffic (code C128 and C129) 3. ABD believes the ULEZ expansion will have no impact on air quality, health and wellbeing, the environment or congestion (code 170, 173, 176) 4. ABD believe that the ULEZ expansion will have detrimental impacts, including on: London, its economy and businesses, small businesses, people's lives, mental health ability to travel to work and affordability (code C203, C200, C205, C206, C209, C211, C233, C236, C237) 5. ABD believes that the proposed revisions to the Mayors Transport Strategy and the ULEZ expansion are not justified, and that insufficient supporting evidence was provided, including comments on the Integrated Impact Assessment (code C410, 411, C507)
These substantive points were reflected in our summary of the full ABD response, contained in the Report to the Mayor.
Please note that ABD’s full response, along with all other consultation responses, was also provided to the Mayor when we submitted the Report for his consideration. By doing this we provide the Mayor with the opportunity to review any consultation response in full should he wish to ascertain or clarify any point raised in the Report.
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Gemma Jacob Senior FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London