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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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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?

Posted by
Anita Klein
Community member
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?

Posted by
Shahed
Community member
Last commented: 23rd 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
Community member
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).

Posted by
Dave
Community member
Last commented: 17th Feb 2017

Maybe it's about TIME...?

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We have all seen the rabidity with which the various groups, cyclists, drivers - ok, just cyclists and drivers - attack each other over the right to use London's roads efficiently and safely, and with minimal cost - both fiscal and in terms of Human lives.

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John H
Community member
Last commented: 17th Feb 2017

congestion charge for minicabs

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currently I understand minicabs are exempt from the congestion charge, however the number of cars being registered as minicabs is growing fast. Many say this is the effect of Uber, and I am sure it is part of the reason, but I don't think it is.

Posted by
p_j_elliott
Community member
Last commented: 16th Feb 2017

Create a professional pedicab service by regulate and licence them!

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Pedicabs are the only zero emission cab and sightseeing service of London. Although there are well known problems connected to the rickshaws recently, but the vehicle itself perfectly fit for the Mayor`s plans to promote cycling and emission free transport.

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Zoltan Mende
Community member
Last commented: 1st Feb 2017

More bicycle infrastructure will improve London life and air

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The focus on reducing air polution is great, but one measure has been missing: cycling!
I believe more and better bicycle infrastructure will improve London life and air.
Appreciate if the mayor could elaborate on his bicycle plans?

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jankremer
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Last commented: 1st Jan 2017

TFL Central London Buses Consultation

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Readers may/may not be aware of TFL's current consultation on changes to buses in Central London. I regularly seek TFL consultations that may affect me. This has to be by far the worst consultation I have ever seen.

Posted by
kscterry
Community member
Last commented: 26th Dec 2016

waiting with impatience one hour bus travelcard

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Would not it be wonderful if finally one bus ticket would permit for at least one hour to be allowed to have as many changes as necessary-i quite often need to chage 2-3 buses before reaching destination needed but every time have to pay for the new ticket to do it,when finally we are going to

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ddm
Community member
Last commented: 21st Dec 2016

Thameslink Rail via Catford, Bellingham and beyond.

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The Thameslink services are constantly delayed or cancelled during the morning rush and while less often in the evenings, still a regular occurance. With more and more people needing to use the service to get into London, Thameslink needs to adapt to the rise in people commuting to work.

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RobstaCatford
Community member
Last commented: 17th Dec 2016

Speed humps are dangerous

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Speed humps are intrinsically hazardous. The Highway Code describes anything which causes a motorist to alter their course as a hazard. This is particularly true of speed humps. When I was taught to drive part of the training was to hold a straight and even course.

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AshleyCole
Community member
Last commented: 14th Dec 2016

Crime and Transport in London is getting worse!

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I live in central London, and have visibly noticed that traffic is much slower and congested than usual, public transport is worse than I can ever remember, there seems to be more violent attacks, knife crimes and strikes!

Posted by
Sbc0508
Community member
Last commented: 13th Dec 2016

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