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?

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

Getting Around discussions

coaches

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do coaches from Europe get checked for ulez???

Posted by
MEL evans
Community member
Last commented: 30th Jul 2016

All Train companys should provide carnet system for part time commuters

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I have worked in Central London for 5 years and commute from Ramsgate in Kent by rail - Southeastern HS1. My employers allows me to work from home a couple of days a week but I am forced to buy a 7 day ticket costing me more than my mortgage every month!

Posted by
RachaelDaniels
Community member
Last commented: 28th Jul 2016

Investing in London's roads

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Yesterday’s Roads Task Force report says that London’s roads are reaching capacity and that we must invest now to address economic costs and boost quality of life. Does congestion on London’s roads affect you, and how?

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 25th Jul 2016

Remove unnecessary traffic lights

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There are far too many traffic lights in London.
I work nights driving in London and am constantly sitting idling at pedestrian crossings at a red light when no one has operated the button to cross???
Also quiet junctions where there is no other traffic???

Posted by
RoyWatts
Community member
Last commented: 23rd Jul 2016

Cycle Route Dangers

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The UK had the excuse of lack of experience when creating dangerous cycle routes 10-20 years ago. Cycle routes had potholes, protruding manhole covers and full width road humps not to mention gaps, bus stops and parking places all mid route.

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jonty.k.cooke@g...
Community member
Last commented: 12th Jul 2016

Stop issuing PHV licenses now

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There are too many on Londons roads and they are unsafe as the drivers are constantly looking at or fiddling with their handhelds whilst driving (badly)

Posted by
RoyWatts
Community member
Last commented: 11th Jul 2016

Remove unnecessary traffic lights

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There are far too many traffic lights in London.
I work nights driving in London and am constantly sitting idling at pedestrian crossings at a red light when no one has operated the button to cross???
Also quiet junctions where there is no other traffic???

Posted by
RoyWatts
Community member
Last commented: 10th Jul 2016

Amount of Red Buses

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The biggest pain I find are the amount of red bus's on the streets of london during the day that have maybe one or two passengers. Why cant times between bus's be lengthened meaning less bus's on that route at one time, meaning less bus's blocking up the roads during the day.

Posted by
Bamps
Community member
Last commented: 9th Jul 2016

Cleaner transport

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Pollution in London’s air has improved in recent years, but it still breaches EU limits of harmful particles in a number of busy parts of the city. Around three to eight times a year, London’s daily air pollution rises to very high levels.

Posted by
shaunlowthian
Administrator
Last commented: 9th Jul 2016

Make Epsom Part of Zone 6

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A number of stations which are further from central London, such as Epsom Downs, Tattenham Corner and Tadworth stations have been included in Zone Six after pressure from residents and local MP Chris Grayling - but Epsom has been snubbed.

It is about time this changed!

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Posted by
AClarkeSocial
Community member
Last commented: 6th Jul 2016

Smart Cars - Stupid Drivers

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Am I alone in wondering how stupid the average Smart Car owner is?

Am I the only one who sees them parked nose or rear-on to the kerb with one end protruding well beyond the marked confines of the parking bay and thinks:

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

Planning mini-Holland

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Waltham Forest is committed to making the borough an attractive place in which to cycle. As a former cyclist I have no problem with that as a premise. Segregated cycle lanes are a good idea as are the improvements in highway lighting.

Posted by
Mirandakj
Community member
Last commented: 1st Jun 2016

You shop, they drop

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Two thirds of Londoners now shop online. We want to find out whether this means more traffic in the form of delivery vans, or less traffic due to fewer cars on shopping trips? How much of a factor are failed deliveries of online shopping and returns (which may then require a second delivery)?

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 20th May 2016

ROADWORK CHAOS

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As a delivery driver who helps to keep London alive on a daily basis I would like to know what the hell is going on in the minds of those who have permitted the current record level of road works and closures with no advanced warning signs set up so these can be avoided within the city and West E

Posted by
John H
Community member
Last commented: 8th Mar 2016

Uneven pavements

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Having visited london, I was very disappointed with the pavements. I remember the pavements of London do be more even, smooth and safe to walk on. I am very surprised that this is not happening at present.

Posted by
chatterbox
Community member
Last commented: 29th Jan 2016

seating on passenger trains

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although 'sideways' seating is convenient for TFL (London transport), being able to sit facing the direction of travel is fast becoming a disappearing option.

Posted by
petep.williams2
Community member
Last commented: 4th Jan 2016

London Bus & Tube Customer Service

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Does anyone working in London have experiences like me and my colleagues who are constantly being thrown off buses such as the 297, 83, 112 and others by the operator. Is this something hapenning throughout the capital?

Posted by
Journeyman
Community member
Last commented: 30th Nov 2015

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