Mayor's Transport Strategy
Read the Strategy
The Mayor's Transport Strategy and other supporting documents are available on the GLA website.
The MTS prepares for the Capital's predicted growth of 1.25 million more people and 0.75 million more jobs by 2031 and supports sustainable growth across London.
Key proposals include:
- Transforming the Tube
- Enhancing rail, including Crossrail, Thameslink and London Overground
- Improving interchanges
- Smoothing traffic flow
- The cycling revolution
- Making walking count
- Improving London's buses
- Better information
- Better streets and environment, including additional phases to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
- Improved access to the transport system
- Making better use of the Thames
- Reducing CO2 emissions, including through the promotion of electric vehicles
- Supporting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
- New river crossings
- A proposal to remove the Western Extension of the Congestion Charging zone
- A proposal to defer the extension of the LEZ to Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) and minibuses
A Draft MTS was consulted on between 12 October 2009 and 12 January 2010 in parallel with the London Plan and the Economic Development Strategy. Together, these documents create an overarching strategy for the Capital for the next 20 years.
More than 5,500 public and 151 stakeholder responses were received which helped to inform the development of the final MTS. Prior to the public consultation on the Draft MTS, a consultation took place on the Statement of Intent with the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority (GLA) functional bodies in spring 2009.
We prepared a Report to the Mayor on the consultation process and the responses received, including its recommendations for changes to the public draft MTS. The new MTS replaces the 2001 strategy.
The MTS contains a proposal (Proposal 128) to remove the Western Extension of the central London Congestion Charging zone.
Following a further consultation the Congestion Charging in the Western Extension was removed at the end of December 2010.
The MTS contains a proposal (Proposal 95b) to defer the extension of the LEZ to include LGVs and minibuses from October 2010 to an appropriate point in 2012.
Following a further consultation a new start date for extending the LEZ to include LGVs and minibuses was confirmed, moving the start date from October 2010 to January 2012.
The MTS contains policy (Policy 21) and proposals (proposals 40 - 44) to improve the accessibility of the transport system, as well as an Accessibility Implementation Plan that details the phasing of improvements.
Main report (March 2012)
TfL has produced a report that provides further detail on how the MTS Accessibility Plan will be taken forward. Publication of the report follows a four month period of public consultation in summer/autumn 2011.
- Taking forward the Mayor's Transport Strategy Accessibility Implementation Plan (PDF 8.4MB)
- Also available in Rich Text Format (RTF 1MB)
- Easy Read version of the report:
Part 1 - Making transport in London more accessible (PDF 1.3MB)
Part 2 - Making transport in London more accessible (PDF 2.0MB)
Part 3 - Making transport in London more accessible (PDF 1.7MB)
Download our report on the public consultation:
- Taking forward the MTS Accessibility Implementation Plan: consultation report (PDF 231KB)
- Also available in Rich Text Format (RTF 511KB)
The public consultation documents can be downloaded below:
- Taking forward the Mayor's Transport Strategy Accessibility Implementation Plan (PDF 3.1MB)
- Also available in Rich Text Format (RTF 2MB)
- Easy Read version of the consultation documents:
Executive Summary (PDF 3.7MB)
Part 1 - MTS Accessibility Implementation Plan (PDF 1.2MB)
Part 2 - MTS Accessibility Implementation Plan (PDF 2.4MB)
Part 3 - MTS Accessibility Implementation Plan (PDF 1.9MB)
Part 4 - MTS Accessibility Implementation Plan (PDF 483KB)
A large number of stakeholders are involved in implementing the MTS. Each London borough prepares a Local Implementation Plan in support of the MTS and has played a key role in developing sub-regional transport plans for north, east, south, west and central London.
Progress against the goals, challenges and objectives identified in the MTS is reported annually in the Travel in London report.