Orbital links, modular buses and Crossrail 2: What do civil engineers think should be in the next Mayor’s Transport Strategy?

ICE London members have set out their initial thoughts on how London’s transport system should develop

What should be in the next MTS?
What should be in the next MTS?

What should be in the next Mayor's Transport Strategy (MTS), the document that will shape London's development over the coming years?

That was the question put to ICE London members when they attended a workshop organised in partnership with Transport for London on 6 March.

Covering three areas: delivering mode shift, tackling air quality & carbon emissions and investing in transport to deliver housing & jobs, the workshop provided an early opportunity for members to advise on how the MTS should develop.

They spoke about the need to improve orbital links in outer London, to develop a system of modular buses, to press on with Crossrail 2 and much more.

Their thoughts have now been set out in a new document: Developing the Mayor's Transport Strategy 2017: A view from civil engineers.

ICE London Director Suzanne Moroney said: "The Mayor's Transport Strategy is a vital document that will shape London's transport, housing and infrastructure over the coming years. We were delighted to have this opportunity to provide our expertise so early in its development.

"In this new document, Developing the Mayor's Transport Strategy 2017: A view from civil engineers, we set out further our members' initial thoughts on how London's transport system needs to improve to meet the challenges of a growing population.

"We look forward to working with City Hall and TfL as the MTS develops further, utilising the knowledge of the 9,000 members who live in the Capital".

Read the document

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