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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: 25th Feb 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: 27th Feb 2017

Swiss Cottage Cycle Superhighway

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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.

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kscterry
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Last commented: 26th Feb 2017

Cyclists

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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?
have registration?
or are required to pass a cycling proficiency examination?

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Deanoid
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Last commented: 26th Feb 2017

Picadilly line from heathrow

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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.

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Fionabuist
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Last commented: 25th Feb 2017

Eating & Drinking on TFL Buses

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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.

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greenwich1
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Last commented: 25th Feb 2017

Bus route across Wandsworth Bridge

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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?)

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Lulu
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Last commented: 24th Feb 2017

New regulations for taxi and private hire vehicles

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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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Talk London
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Last commented: 24th Feb 2017

Leyton London

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There should be more activities in leyton london more exposure like Stratford Westfield City.

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Umer_Leyton_2017
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Last commented: 24th Feb 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: 23rd Feb 2017

Cleaning air pollution London

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Mayor of London. Creating clean fresh air in London should begin with making all our London Buses environmentally green fuel friendly!

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Kristy
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Last commented: 23rd Feb 2017

Congestion charge

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Residents have to pay for the charge.

Resident cars are only parked in the zone

All their driving is done out of the zone

Cars/taxis do not pay congestion due to the PCO. Is this fair?

Why do residents pay for the mess of others?

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Shahed
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Last commented: 23rd Feb 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: 22nd Feb 2017

Direct vision for lorries

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The Mayor has announced proposals to make London’s roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists by removing the most dangerous lorries from them by 2020.

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Talk London
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Last commented: 17th Feb 2017

Lets talk

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I have just got back from a weekend in Jersey and one of the things that really struck me out there, was every time I used a bus, the passengers all said 'thank you' to the driver when getting off and the driver responded. This was everyone, even young people.

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BrianDM
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Last commented: 17th Feb 2017

No Cars in Central London

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We are heading slowly for grid lock in London. Why not ban all cars from central London (ie within the boundary of the circle line).

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Dave
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Last commented: 17th Feb 2017

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