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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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Accessibility on public transport

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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?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 6th Apr 2017

London Underground - Rush Hour

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The London Underground malfunctions during the key hours of 7.30am - 9.30am without fail each and every week. Appreciate this a recurring complaint, but enough is enough.

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Pass2Change
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Last commented: 9th Jun 2017

London Heathrow Airport Dilemma

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There seems to be such a huge fuss about the need for Airport expansion in the UK which is certainly very conflicting approach given that Britain is clearly suffering from far too much pollution which is the main reason that Dementia is on the increase.

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COSMA
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Last commented: 22nd May 2017

Keeping London moving

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The London transport system is under pressure. What are your ideas for keeping London moving?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 3rd May 2017

Introduce more Eco friendly Hire Vehicles to London ASAP!

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Hi!
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!!!!

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dbt222
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Last commented: 30th Apr 2017

Free public transport for all London council taxpayers

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This is a radical idea, but might just reduce traffic more than any congestion charges or other plans. Why not add a transport surcharge onto all council tax bills and give London council tax payers a free Oystercard like the Freedom pass?

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Anita Klein
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Last commented: 25th Apr 2017

Motorbikes are a danger in our congested road

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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.

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COSMA
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Last commented: 20th Apr 2017

Jaywalking

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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.

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ADPerkin
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Last commented: 19th Apr 2017

Hand Sanitizer at Tube Stations

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Hello All.

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.

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Tbcwonline
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Last commented: 6th Apr 2017

The environment and public transport costs

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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?

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David Smith
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Last commented: 29th Mar 2017

Traffic Lights

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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.

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shreena
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Last commented: 29th Mar 2017

Is waiting at the Bus Stop seen as unfashionable?

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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.

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COSMA
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Last commented: 8th Mar 2017

London Buses are now covered in a cloud of dust

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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.

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COSMA
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Last commented: 7th Mar 2017

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