The widening of London's pavements, reduced traffic lanes and the disappearance of the recessed bus-stop bays years ago, have definitely contributed to the worsening of the traffic. I am not saying that we should not have widened the pavements where pedestrian traffic had increased, for obvious logical safety reasons, perhaps in places like Oxford Street, but it was entirely unnecessary to have widened so many pavements in London where there were, and are, not that many pedestrian users. For instance, Fortess Road in Kentish Town NW5, where l used to live. I certainly have witnessed that the traffic had gotten much worse since the widening of the pavements - buses have to do dangerous manoeuvres to negotiate traffic with other motorists and sometimes cars parked on the side of the road; not to mention putting cyclists lives at risk. The traffic can get completely choked with the much narrowed road, and without the recessed bus bays, the whole traffic often has to stop if the buses are in station at the bus stops. If only all the boroughs in London could re-assess the necessity of pedestrian safety versus improving traffic flow and widen roads that were unnecessarily narrowed; re-establish the recessed bus-stops wherever possible; invest and improve on public transport network so people can rely on it more; get rid of all the speed-bumps and replace them with cameras if necessary - we will have safer and more efficient traffic, and much less pollution.