The capital is reaching gridlock on its roads. With a growing population, despite the growth of cycling and expanding public transport, this will continue to cost our economy.
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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This has got to be a joke.... why is it transport fares are increased year after year and yet we still get strikes !!!!
public transport barely works to perfection and yet we commuters pay the price, and now we pay the penalty when there is a strike.
I'm really impressed with a lot of the work that is being done to improve public transport, in particular tube developments and Crossrail.
Can someone please explain to me, a simple van driver, the logic and advantage of the current set up?
I was surprised that this afternoon London Transport Staff did not know what was happening on Monday. They had not even seen the draft plan for their comments, let alone alone the final plan. I can only assume that the planner will be back from his holidays just in time to tell the staff.
In lane 2 of the eastbound drag of this underpass there are still arrows on the road surface (left over from a recent closure of the Westbound lanes) suggesting this lane is still open for westbound traffic.
At the weekend, this subject was discussed by Petrie Hosken on LBC, but it is by no means new.
Despite all the promises to control and manage roadworks in order to minimise delays and congestion, I am forced to conclude that we have a greater number of dug up, restricted, and closed off roads in Central London at present than I can ever remember in the last 30 years!
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.
It seems certain that when more river crossings are, eventually, built to the east of Tower Bridge that they will be tolled and that tolling will be extended to the existing Blackwall Tunnels.
We need a London-wide campaign for courtesy on the road. Its no good everybody blaming everybody else or everybody blaming Boris. I suggest a campaign called
I've recently discovered the joys of going out in London and while their is a network of nightbuses their is not one that goes to Watford. This either means a mad dash for the last train/tube or a convoluted journey by bus and taxi via Stanmore or staying out till the first train .
What Idiot allowed cyclists to travel against the traffic flow in some One Way streets.
This has got to be against basic Health & Safety risk assessment protocols, surely.
Driving is not just about driving safely and to the rules of the road, but is also about common sense.
I REPLP;IEAS TO A QUSTION ON THIS ON_= 16/04/2014. I USED TO WORK FOR MONEY MAKING FIRST. THINGS WERENT TO BAD UNTL THET TOOK LOCAL CONTROL TO I BUS. IF YOU RAN LATE INSTEAD IF CURTALINF YOU. THEY KEEPED YOU RUNNING. EVEN BRINGING OTHER BUSIS JUST TO KEEPING THE MILEAGE UP.
Whatever the improvements in access to public transport many Londoners cannot use the public system. The continued exclusion of disabled people who use the Blue Badge from useful parking in the Central London Boroughs is quite simply a disgrace.
To help with traffic flow and safety I feel motorcyclist should be allowed to use all bus lanes and cycle safety areas at the front of traffic lights
In some other cities people can join and leave occupied taxis, with the consent of the existing passengers, and pay their proportion of the fare. London has the power to do this* and industry would deliver the hardware and system for a smooth service.
I live in south Kensington and I find some of the roads/intersections in the area as poorly planned or downright dangerous.