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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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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

Death or seriously injured in Peckham soon?

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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.

Posted by
Sidcupman
Community member
Last commented: 11th Dec 2016

Air quality on the Underground

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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.

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Simon London
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Last commented: 6th Dec 2016

The Traffic Tax

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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.

Posted by
John H
Community member
Last commented: 6th Dec 2016

20mph speed limit

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A City of London plan to reduce the traffic speed limit to 20mph has been approved (Jan 2014).

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 6th Dec 2016

Archway Gyratory Traffic Pollution

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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.

Posted by
ElsaSharp
Community member
Last commented: 1st Dec 2016

Keeping London moving

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The London transport system is under pressure. What are your ideas for keeping London moving?

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 26th Nov 2016

open up express bus routes with less stops

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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
or so?

Posted by
Prinkzee
Community member
Last commented: 26th Nov 2016

Wouldn't it be nice if people talked to each other on the tube?

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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.

Posted by
LucyP
Community member
Last commented: 26th Nov 2016

Transport employees working conditions

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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.

Posted by
Prinkzee
Community member
Last commented: 26th Nov 2016

Drivers Still Texting & Emailing While Driving.

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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.

Posted by
Marco Percudani
Community member
Last commented: 24th Nov 2016

Taxis in bus lanes

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Why are taxis allowed in bus lanes? Especially when not carrying a passenger?

Posted by
klogg
Community member
Last commented: 22nd Nov 2016

Bus Lane Motorbikes

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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 ?

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de9ux
Community member
Last commented: 15th Nov 2016

Illuminated ad fins on taxi roofs

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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.

Posted by
General Genius
Community member
Last commented: 13th Nov 2016

Tickets to the London Fireworks Spectacle

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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.

Posted by
ahp100
Community member
Last commented: 11th Nov 2016

Toilets for travellers

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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.

Posted by
Philip Foxe
Community member
Last commented: 10th Nov 2016

Closed ticket offices

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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.

Posted by
kscterry
Community member
Last commented: 5th Nov 2016

Let's stop the rollout of cycle lane

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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.

Posted by
DavidB
Community member
Last commented: 5th Nov 2016

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