What more can be done to improve accessibility on London's public transport (bus/underground/overground/DLR/river transport etc) for elderly and disabled people and parents with pushchairs?
Transport is part of daily life for anyone who lives or works in London. 30 million journeys were made on the Transport for London network each day in 2015, and we walk, cycle, drive and take minicabs around our city too.
A current priority issue for the capital is the need for cleaner air. We need to reduce emissions from public transport and make a transition to less polluting cars and minicabs. Change is needed on a local level, both in central zones and through the rest of London, particularly along routes children walk to school. There’s currently worse air quality in some of the most deprived areas of our capital – we need to act to remove these inequalities.
How do we provide a fairer, more accessible and more environmentally-friendly travel network?
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As I was crossing the North Circular's A406 today at around 6.20pm whilst the ongoing traffic stopped to obey the red signal lights, to my shock, I suddenly noticed before me a motorbike zooming pass on the bus lane, jumping the red lights on this popular pedestrian crossing.
Should London implement jaywalking legislation in a similar at to the United States, Austria etc. Pedestrians stepping out wherever and whenever they wish is a risk to both themselves and other road users and it slows traffic flow.
Could we please have eco friendly, electric, hybrid or fuel cell hire vehicles in London as I'm fed up with the lack of choice here and the stinky foul toxic air we have to breathe in from the usual polluters nobody in power is doing anything REAL about in 2107!!!!
An idea was floating around my household a few weeks ago of installing hand sanitiser dispensers at London Tube Stations to prevent virus/colds etc.. They now have them at most gyms which seems to be working well.
Should public transport costs be directly linked to air quality so that when pollution is at its worst public transport costs should be reduced to encourage more people to use public transport rather than the current policy of peak and off peak fares?
I have across more than 50 incidents where cars have been going through red lights and the green man is flashing. It is so dangerous for pedestrians while crossing.
To get a bus from lower down TCR to Regents Park or Madame Tussauds or Baker St you have to get 2 buses.
Dispite the serious concerns of pollution poisoning London's atmosphere and subsequently ruining the public's health, there does not seem to be a decrease of private car use during the day on our roads, in fact traffic brought about by private cars usage seem to be increasing.
Apart from clean Air and Clean Streets we also need Clean Buses.
I have observed for many months that the exterior of our London Public Buses are filthy, completely covered in dust.
The line is probably the worst in london in the morning. There are signal failures every week or two for 2 to 3 days. These so called minor delays mean when you wait for a tube you cannot get on as it is full of heathrow passengers arriving.
Takeaway carton, chicken bones, half empty drink cartons over the floor of the bus and at times on seats. the bus driver says that their option is to terminate the bus at the time of the incident. individuals swiping there hands on the fabric of seat after eating takeaways.
To stop large parts of the boroughs of Barnet and Camden being forced in to gridlock, I feel it is about time TFL throw out plans for a cycle superhighway at Swiss Cottage.
The widening of London's pavements, reduced traffic lanes and the disappearance of the recessed bus-stop bays years ago, have definitely contributed to the worsening of the traffic.
Why is that cyclists in London frequently abuse traffic rules and regulations and the Government turn a blind eye?
Why is it that cyclists don't
pay road tax?
or are required to pass a cycling proficiency examination?
I would like Wandsworth to be linked with Fulham by a direct bus service that doesn't go via Clapham Junction and involve changes.
Streatham/Tooting Broadway, Tooting Bec, Trinity Road, Wandsworth Bridge, Fulham. (on to Shepherd's Bush?)
A combination of new technology and new business models, offering greater choice and convenience to customers, has meant a recent, steep rise in the numbers of private hire vehicles in London.
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