The first seats to be filled on most public transport is the Priority Seating. For obvious reasons, this is often located near the doors of the carriage or bus.
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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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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 ?