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!
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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Between 6.30am and 7am every morning vehicles (including tippers and coaches) are charging along the bus lanes in Peckham along Queens Road eastbound.
Air quality on the Underground is terrible. Black mucus results.
My friend did an air quality analysis working for TFL. He found carcinogens and heavy metals.
He was told not to put them into the report for London Underground, as they were only commissioned to study some gases.
LBC Radio reported yesterday that rush hour traffic is the worst in the UK with peak hour speeds at 10mph.
The Congestion Charge is therefore shown not to be working. It is failing to deter traffic.
A City of London plan to reduce the traffic speed limit to 20mph has been approved (Jan 2014).
I live in Archway just near the Gyratory, where works have been going on for nearly a year to 'improve' the traffic flow and the roundabout. Instead traffic levels have increased with long queues and congestion and dangerously high levels of pollution.
The London transport system is under pressure. What are your ideas for keeping London moving?
this can be summarize as follows
[simply said but not done :) ]
express buses for same routes but with less stops
so if u often take 143 to go to Tottenham Court Road mainly
as many people also do, why not reduce stops to half
I always commute in rush hour, and I find it really weird that nobody ever says anything except 'sorry' to each other, even though we are standing face-to-armpit. I think it would be lovely if we could have a novelty day where people experiment with having a chat on the way to work.
This has to do with the effects of stressed bus drivers on the passengers due to their way of driving in a rush with sudden (sometimes violent) accelerations or decelerations.
I commute every day from North London to Thamesmead and back by motorcycle. And I am amazed by the number of car, van & lorry drivers using their phones while driving. If I were a Police Officer I could easily give out 100's ( yes 100's) of fines per week.
Why are taxis allowed in bus lanes? Especially when not carrying a passenger?
Some bus lanes, seemingly allow motorbikes to utilise them, dependant on which borough you travel through. Islington are fantastic, Camden, however are lacking.
Why cannot all bus lanes be accessable to motorbike throughout the Metropolis ?
These LED boxes with ads on them are appearing on more and more taxis. They are a hazard. Not just because they are a distraction, but because they are so bright that they can cause glare blindness to other motorists.
I live in California and visit London a few times each year. This year, my wife and I would like to see the firworks on New Year's
Eve. Though we exercized due diligence and submitted our request for tickets well in advance of deadlines, we were ignored.
congrats to Sadiq for getting the night tube up and running(seems like someone can get along with the unions) Problem. There are no toilets available in Central London to accommodate the large numbers of revellers and tourists who are around say, in Trafalgar Square at midnight.
Last year TFL began a large programme to close ticket offices across the London Underground network. Whilst at some stations I think this was a mistake, at many in Outer London it was overdue. However, many of these have been replaced with a brick wall.
Cycle lanes are not working for the majority of Londoners. Let's review the position before anymore are rolled out. They are only used for 2 hours a day 7.30 to 8.30am and after 5.00pm. They are used mainly young people to go to work.