Congestion: some thoughts (i): definitions
August 10, 2016
The London Assembly is currently holding an enquiry into traffic congestion in London, and I’ve been asked to give evidence in front of the Transport Committee. I’ve done so several times before, and I’ve been impressed by the level of debate: it’s definitely something you need to prepare for! So I thought I’d start writing a few thoughts on this blog. Comments are very welcome.
First thoughts: where does congestion come from? The Assembly says ‘The causes are complex, but boil down to more vehicles using London’s roads without a corresponding increase in road space. In addition some road space has been closed to motor vehicles to make space, either temporarily for roadworks or permanently for upgrades such as widened pedestrian areas or the Cycle Superhighways.‘