Dispite the serious concerns of pollution poisoning London's atmosphere and subsequently ruining the public's health, there does not seem to be a decrease of private car use during the day on our roads, in fact traffic brought about by private cars usage seem to be increasing.
Truth be said, the majority of people who own a car are less likely to be wanting to be seen waiting at the Bus Stop during the day (particularly in the outer London boroughs) as it is still viewed as an embarrassment to the majority of the public whom own a car, their image and status is far too important to them then the alarming threat of pollution and its negative impact on the public's health in London. Indeed, the high volume of cars on our roads are blightening the human spirit of pedestrians but this is yet to be acknowledged.
Clearly, it seems that the only areas most people tend want to walk is on the High road where there are shops. Journeys that could easily be achievable on foot is still a great hardship to most, yet jogging in the parks circuit during the weekend or early morning is the preferable alternative and very manageable it seems.
( Bicycles are ok for certain destinations and unsuitable for many others, lets face it, one cannot carry a heavy load shopping on a bike).
Centrally, if the London Major and his colleagues are to make London a healthy, leafy green city then they will have to find a way of re-fashioning the publics travelling habits during the day which will include embracing the BUS STOPS.
I am by nature a great optimist but reality has proven that even the simplistic task for improvement takes such a snail long time to materialize, that I fear this message will become long dated like many others and the publics present-day travelling habits would not have altered for the sake of London and its inhabitants.