Travel

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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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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

Can you keep a Secret...?

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I am going to tell you something that nobody else knows, but you must PROMISE ME that you will not tell another soul! If you do, you will spoil it for me and I only want to share it with you and nobody else. Do you promise? OK!

Posted by
John H
Community member
Last commented: 5th Nov 2016

Parked cars on both sides of the road

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Whoever decided it was a good idea to allow cars to be parked on both sides of ANY street especially the narrow residential ones, should be taken to task.

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Clintonj
Community member
Last commented: 5th Nov 2016

private hire

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Why have TFL allowed the intolerable growth of private hire vehicles to be licenced and to then allow them to flout the very laws which is supposed to control them, Tf L tell us it is the government who control the numbers and of course it should be lobbied to change that but it is TFL 'S jo

Posted by
eurotel 09
Community member
Last commented: 4th Nov 2016

Access at tube stations

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Since 2012 access has improved greatly but I am still concerned about some key stations on the tube network namely High St Ken which is unbelievably bad for anyone with a disability, Vauxhall victoria line access where people disembarking and embarking run into eachother and Baker street hammersm

Posted by
stig
Community member
Last commented: 4th Nov 2016

south london trains

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Are there any plans ( apart from the Bakerloo extension) to build new train stations/lines in the Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon as these boroughs really need new train lines and stations?

Posted by
londonman
Community member
Last commented: 28th Oct 2016

New buses

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The new Routemaster is only seen in central London Ideal for tourists But Greater London
has all the old models. We call them R n R the shake so much (10 + years old) Badly designed
polluting ,The old Routemaster was luxury compared to the junk now .Mr Mayor of London please note.

Posted by
robert l cooper
Community member
Last commented: 26th Oct 2016

Car parks run by Gemini solutions

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Having recently got a ticket for parking in a disabled bay in what I thought was a normal car park outside a garden centre having at the time placed my badge and clock on my dash I was annoyed to find a parking ticket on my return I then discovered it had fallen off the dash board I immediately w

Posted by
rosbacal
Community member
Last commented: 7th Oct 2016

Modernising London Unceground Stations

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The worlds oldest underground railway is in midst of one of the biggest revamps in its 153 year history it demonstrates how Transport for London are dragging the tube into the 21st century.But whilst stations such as Tottenham Court Road have had extensive rebuilds it is often a different story f

Posted by
adawoodbhai
Community member
Last commented: 28th Sep 2016

Modernising the Underground

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The vision is for a Tube network and service fit for the 21st century – a better face-to-face service at stations, a 24-hour service at weekends, with different ways to plan and pay for journeys.

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 4th Sep 2016

Oyster/Apple wallet

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When will I be able to use my oyster from my apple wallet? I have a travel card on my 18+, not contactless. Why isn't this already a thing?

Posted by
Chiku97
Community member
Last commented: 27th Aug 2016

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