Mayor Philip Glanville, London Councils’ Executive Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport, said:
“London’s buses are a hugely important and affordable way to get around our capital, and more people use them than any other form of public transport.
“In our submission to the TfL bus consultation, we emphasised the changes put forward this summer would have made buses a far less attractive option and disproportionately affected lower income, older, and disabled Londoners. It is right that the Mayor and TfL listened to us, boroughs and residents and scrapped most of these proposals. Going forward, it is crucial that TfL continue to work with boroughs and other stakeholders to ensure the new proposals don’t negatively impact lower income and more vulnerable Londoners.
“It is positive the Mayor has committed funding for buses as part of this review. Boroughs will continue to listen to our communities and work with TfL to bring more buses to the whole of London, improve bus prioritisation and achieve a zero emission bus fleet. It is essential to our capital’s future that all Londoners can benefit from cheap and green public transport.”