The people responsible for running local councils across London say boosting air quality and creating a better environment for walking and cycling are top priorities for investment, according the results of a survey.
Earlier this year, London’s deputy mayor for transport Val Shawcross invited councillors and officers across London and the South East to take part in a survey designed to gather views about TfL.
More than 400 elected members and borough officers responded to the survey which was conducted by an independent research agency.
60% of respondents put the reduction of air pollution from road traffic among their top three priorities – while a further 27% ‘tended to agree’.
53% also placed both ‘making London’s public transport network more accessible’ and ‘improving the bus network’ in their top three.
The survey results will be incorporated into a series of ‘major changes’ currently taking place at TfL. These changes are designed to transform the way TfL works with its London borough partners, and those in neighbouring boroughs, including:
- The launch of a new local communities and partnerships team that will work closely with elected and non-elected representatives
- Providing a single point of contact for people working in the boroughs
- Providing information by email that is better tailored to borough interests
22 November 2017