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TfL target for bus speeds

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

I understand that TfL currently has a target of average speeds of buses of 9.2 mph. Will you take steps to ensure that a more ambitious target is set for 2020/2021?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London is forecasting an average bus speed of 9.2 mph for 2019/20, based on actual speeds in the year to date. It has set a more challenging target of 9.3 mph for 2020/21, as set out in its 2020/21 budget. This is despite the fact that there is expected to be a significant increase in street works affecting bus routes in the coming year.