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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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The transport strategy

142The Mayor’s transport strategy

(1)The Mayor shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the “transport strategy” containing—

(a)his policies under section 141(1) above, and

(b)his proposals for discharging the duty under section 141(2) above.

(2)In addition to containing the proposals and policies required by subsection (1) above, the transport strategy—

(a)shall contain the Mayor’s proposals for the provision of transport which is accessible to persons with mobility problems,

(b)shall specify a timetable for the implementation of the proposals contained in the transport strategy by virtue of paragraph (a) above, and

(c)may contain any other proposals which he considers appropriate.

(3)Where the Mayor revises the transport strategy he shall publish it as revised.

(4)In preparing or revising the transport strategy the Mayor shall consult—

(a)the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, and

(b)such other persons or bodies which represent the interests of persons with mobility problems as he considers it appropriate to consult;

and this subsection is without prejudice to section 42 above.

(5)In this Act, references to the transport strategy include, except where the context otherwise requires, a reference to the transport strategy as revised.

143Directions by the Secretary of State

(1)Where the Secretary of State considers that—

(a)the transport strategy (or any part of it) is inconsistent with national policies relating to transport, and

(b)the inconsistency is detrimental to any area outside Greater London,

he may direct the Mayor to make such revisions of the transport strategy in order to remove the inconsistency as may be specified in the direction.

(2)Where the Secretary of State gives the Mayor a direction under subsection (1) above, the Mayor shall revise the transport strategy in accordance with the direction.

144Duties of London borough councils etc

(1)In exercising any function—

(a)a London borough council,

(b)the Common Council, and

(c)any body or person exercising statutory functions in relation to Greater London or any part of Greater London,

is to have regard to the transport strategy.

(2)The Mayor may issue guidance in writing about the implementation of the transport strategy to any council, body or person falling within subsection (1) above.

(3)A council, body or person to whom guidance has been issued under subsection (2) above is to have regard to the guidance in exercising any function.

(4)In exercising any functions in relation to the management of roads or traffic in a Royal Park in Greater London the Secretary of State shall have regard to the transport strategy.

(5)In this section “Royal Park” means any park to which the [1872 c. 15.] Parks Regulation Act 1872 applies (see sections 1 and 3 of the [1926 c. 36.] Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926).

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