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New mobility services must support mayor's agenda – TfL

How should local authorities respond to new mobility products and services such as dockless bike hire, autonomous vehicles and Mobility as a Service? Michael Hurwitz, Transport for London’s director of transport innovation, was quizzed on the matter by the London Assembly’s transport committee last month.

Andrew Forster
10 November 2017
Michael Hurwitz
Citymapper’s night bus route in east London is operating using a London Service Permit. TfL is reviewing if the LSP system is appropriate for new types of bus service
Citymapper’s night bus route in east London is operating using a London Service Permit. TfL is reviewing if the LSP system is appropriate for new types of bus service

 

The regulatory environment for road transport needs to be overhauled to make it fit for emerging forms of mobility products and services, Michael Hurwitz, Transport for London’s director of transport innovation, has told the London Assembly’s transport committee inquiry into future transport.   

Said Hurwitz: “The regulations were set in the 1970s and the 1990s, and the world of transport in those days was crudely speaking as follows: you had a car or you took a...

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