As Commissioner of TfL, Mike is responsible for ensuring the delivery of world-class transport services to keep London working, growing and to make life in the Capital better for residents, visitors and businesses. He oversees a major investment programme, one of the largest and most complex in Europe. He first joined London Underground in 1989 and worked in various operational manager roles before becoming the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2003. In 2008, he left to be the boss of Heathrow, then the world’s busiest international airport. He rejoined London Underground in 2010 as Managing Director leading the work which has resulted in huge improvements to the Tube, leading to more frequent and reliable services across the network. He led the successful delivery of transport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was appointed as TfL Commissioner in September 2015.
- June 10: Safety: the invariable mantra for public transport
Delivering Vision Zero and a new safety standard for London busesThe Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy sets out a Vision Zero approach to eradicating death and serious injury by 2041. It includes a target for no one to be killed in or on a bus by 2030. While the Mayor’s target for zero deaths and serious injuries by 2041 applies to London’s whole transport network, the biggest challenge in achieving this is undoubtedly on our roads. The presentation will explore the radical new approach needed if Vision Zero is to become a reality and the need both to reduce the dominance of motorised traffic and make vehicles safer. There will be a focus on Transport for London’s new Bus Safety Standard which ensures all new buses are designed for a city full of pedestrians, cyclists and motorbikes.