In March 2018 the Mayor of London released his vision for the future of transport in the Capital called the Mayor's Transport Strategy. It sets out three priority areas for delivery; these are:-
- Healthy streets and healthy people
- A good public transport experience
- New homes and jobs
It also set an ambitious target for 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or/and using public transport by 2041.
The Local Implementation Plan is a statutory requirement under the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and all London boroughs are required to develop a document setting out how it is going to deliver the Mayor's Transport Strategy, its priorities and objectives at a local level.
Merton's Third Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) is the Council's main transport strategy and sits alongside the Council's Local Plan and other future strategies.
The LIP3 contains an overview of the challenges and opportunities in delivering the Mayors' Transport Strategy within Merton; a set of borough transport objectives; a short and longer term delivery plan and a series of targets set by Transport for London that we are working towards achieving.