Travel

Major projects

As London’s population grows, investment in transport is vital to maintain services and increase capacity.

Projects to keep London moving, such as the upgrade of the tube network and delivery of Crossrail, are underway. These will benefit commuters and the organisations we work for, not to mention create thousands of jobs. But can major projects mean major disruption?

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Major projects discussions

Garden Bridge

Major projects

A new garden for London - good idea. A new bridge for London - also good.

A private garden bridge for London - bad idea.

It might be feasible to combine toaster with hair-dryer, but it doesn't mean it's a good idea.

Posted by
johnbee
Community member
Last commented: 7th Apr 2017

Cycling

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Despite huge government cuts I am startled by the amount of tax payer cash the GLA is pouring into cycle lanes. Whilst I appreciate this isn't always the case, I find many cyclists to be rude and inconsiderate, never stop at red lights and also never slow down for crossing pedestrians.

Posted by
kscterry
Community member
Last commented: 1st Feb 2017

Congestion in your area

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The London survey shows that over two thirds of Londoners feel their local roads are busy and congested and a similar number have not seen any improvements in congestion. Despite this less than a third of Londoners feel they are disturbed by noise from transport.

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 6th Dec 2016

Electric Cars

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There is much talk of the necessity to use electric vehicles in Large towns and cities - yet how can I, living in a terraced house arrange for a charging point close enough to be useful.

Posted by
Crouchendhawk
Community member
Last commented: 13th Nov 2016

Noise pollution tax

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In a city growing as fast as London noise is always going to be an issue. The new buses and UberX (prius) are helping to reduce noise pollution but unfortunately it's not enough.

Posted by
agalardi
Community member
Last commented: 13th Nov 2016

Walking/cycling bridge to Canary Wharf

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More and more buildings to live in and the infrastructure stays the same even at 5 pm you have to stand in the tube
Why not a walking/ cycling bridge over the Thames no pollution much healthier

Posted by
Frank55
Community member
Last commented: 6th Nov 2016

EXTENDING TUBE TO MORE OF SOUTH LONDON

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SOUTH LONDON AREA OF SUTTON, CHEAM, BANSTEAD, EPSOM ETC HAS VERY BAD TRANSPORT LINKS. WE NEED BETTER TRANSPORT SYSTEM SO THAT WE CAN KEEP THE CARS OFF THE ROADS. OUR YOUNGSTERS AND TEENS NEED TO BE DROPPED OFF AND PICKED UP ALL THE TIME ESPECIALLY AT WEEKENDS.

Posted by
uri
Community member
Last commented: 2nd Nov 2016

Reorganise the Airports

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We've got half a dozen airports called "London", yet we go on like Heathrow has to be some great hub of the world. This keeps noise and pollution near Heathrow high, while relentless expansion destroys communities. All the while the skies over London are full of planes.

Posted by
Jo McKillop
Community member
Last commented: 4th Aug 2016

Garden of Eden project....

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I am a great supporter of "Boris'" vision of a much much much greener London. I think Joanna Lumley's idea of the Garden Bridge is magnificent (though I hope she doesn't escape to the trees as she suggests!

Posted by
Thomas Webb
Community member
Last commented: 8th Jul 2016

Cycle Superhighways

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I'd like to get your experience of using the roads on the Cycle Superhighway routes.

The first completed one runs past The Oval.

Part of the promise by Boris was that traffic would run as freely once completed as it did before the lanes were reduced from two to one.

Posted by
John H
Community member
Last commented: 7th Jul 2016

London's Infrastructure

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Events in the last year put a spotlight on London's airports, trains and the Underground. If money were no object what would you build to make it easier to get in to and around London?

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 1st Apr 2016

Underground ring-road beneath London

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Great idea, But when will it close to make way for Cycle lanes.

Seriously though, Would it be sensible to include cycle lines as well?

Pros, Cons

Posted by
Anonymous
Last commented: 8th Mar 2016

cyclists

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why on earth are cyclists allowed on the road without any formal training and with the money being spent on them they should pay a road tax also have a number plate and a yearly inspection for roadworthiness as I was struck by a cycle on the pavement last week he shot off and there was no means o

Posted by
denis wilson
Community member
Last commented: 16th Jan 2016

I fully expect as a motorcyclist that I am going to die on London's roads

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As powered 2-wheelers make up only 2.3% of the road users yet account for 22 deaths in 2013, you are 10x more likely to die on London's roads than a bicycle user. Yet apparently your death only counts if you have a powerful lobby and the mayor on your side.

Posted by
tanyad
Community member
Last commented: 7th Jan 2016

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