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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?

Join in with a discussion below or start up your own.

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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

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

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
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
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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

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.

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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
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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
Community member
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.

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kscterry
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Last commented: 26th Dec 2016

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