Walking and Cycling
In May 2016 we welcome the production of the government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, though noted that London would receive little if any of the funding allocated by government as transport funding is devolved to the Mayor of London. We highlighted our concerns regarding the phasing out of TfL's revenue grant and the implications this will have for borough transport funding received from TfL. We asked governmen to look again at the classification of TfL grants as revenue rather than capital funding, and called on the government to set a more ambitious safety target. Our full reponse can be read here.
London Assembly Transport Committee investigation into traffic congestion
Transport Select Committee Inquiry into Urban Congestion
Safer Lorry Scheme
London Councils is one of the three delivery partners, alongside the GLA and TfL, of London's Go Ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS). London received £13m in funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to encourage the use of electric vehicles through a number of measures. There are four main streams of work that London is focusing on with the GULCS funding;
- Residential charging - Increase Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) charging infrastructure in residential areas by establishing a London-wide delivery partnership for providing, managing and maintaining this network
- Car clubs - Increase the provision of charging infrastructure in car club bays, with management and maintenance of the infrastructure being undertaken by the partnership responsible for residential charging infrastructure (point a)
- Support the increase of rapid EV chargers.
- Neighbourhoods of the Future (NoF) - local, innovative projects to prioritise and encourage the uptake of ULEVs.