Delivering local transport schemes

While a significant amount of major transport infrastructure is planned for London, local-level transport projects are integral for supporting these larger schemes as well as encouraging more Londoners to walk, cycle and enjoy healthier lives. Through a panel of speakers and a workshop, the final event in our Priorities for Transport in a Growing … [Read more...]

Delivering major transport schemes in London

As London’s population climbs towards 10 million, transportation infrastructure must be upgraded and expanded to meet demand. These major infrastructure schemes are about more than moving people around; they present opportunities to unlock new housing, boost employment, facilitate regeneration and contribute to placemaking. Through a panel of … [Read more...]

The future of transport: challenges and opportunities

In October, the GLA published A City for All Londoners, setting out London’s top challenges and opportunities throughout key policy areas. The new Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) will build on this document and determine London’s transport priorities for the next 25 years, ensuring integration of transport with spatial and economic development, … [Read more...]

Priorities for Transport in a Growing London

As Sadiq Khan settles into City Hall and puts his election manifesto into action, a number of new policies and strategies are emerging to guide growth in and around London. Key among these is the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. The new MTS, being prepared by Transport for London and to be published in early 2017, will detail the mayor’s ambitions … [Read more...]

Cycling in London steps up a gear

June 6th saw the latest instalment of the Hackney Cycling Conference, now in its third year. Hosted opposite Hackney Town Hall, the conference brought together transport planners, health specialists, and cycling enthusiasts to discuss the state of cycling in London, its benefits to the city, and how to promote cycling as a means of transport … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Taking Stock at TfL – an interview with Graeme Craig

Its day-to-day operations may be unique, but Transport for London (TfL) faces the same types of budget and capacity pressures as all regional and local authorities. And like other public bodies, TfL wants – needs, in fact – to make better use of its asset base, both to improve services and to offset operating and capital costs. However, the … [Read more...]

Embedding health in London boroughs

In April 2013, public health was transferred to local authorities under the Health and Social Care Act, 2012. Until then, public health in England and Wales was managed by the NHS, which had taken over responsibility for measures previously administered by local authorities in 1974. The government saw local authorities as better placed to … [Read more...]

Forecasting Infrastructure Funding

With London’s population likely to hit 10 million by 2030, the GLA, TfL and London boroughs face increased pressure to expand their infrastructure to meet demand. The Mayor is currently working on an infrastructure plan for London, due in Spring 2014, which will outline what infrastructure is needed and how it will be provided. The key question is: … [Read more...]