Without intervention, the problem of congestion looks set to get worse over the coming years. The London Assembly Transport Committee is asking the question: what can the Mayor and TfL do to reduce the level of traffic congestion in London?
We want to hear your thoughts.
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Please respond to the consultation here by 2 September latest. And tell the committee what you think London needs to do to improve the situation. Here’s what we think the key points to make are – but please work out your own, or use your own words:
- It’s not cycle tracks or cycling infrastructure that causes congestion – these are the solution. We need lots more, and better junctions, to enable more people to get out of cars and start cycling.
- What does cause (or restrain) congestion: motoring costs (including parking); journey times; enabling alternatives; facilitation or restriction of motor vehicle journeys. In other words – the more you build for demand, the more demand there is – so more tunnels, bridges and roads will only end up with more journeys made by car and the same vehicle speeds in the end.
- Solutions – make parking more costly; roads pricing/congestion charging (with monies raised going to sustainable transport schemes); build for cycling, walking, public transport, not for more private motor car journeys; deal with the school run, private hire vehicles and freight/deliveries.