Thursday, January 19th 2017 at 9:39AM GMT
A report from the London Assembly Transport Committee has today urged Transport for London to continue building protected cycleways, but it appears that TfL has been spooked by complaints about the “sheer scale and speed” of the programme.
The report, “London Stalling”, claims that some congestion was caused by the construction of the cycleways, but this is disputed by Andrew Gilligan, the “cycling csar” in the last administation.
He wrote that it seems “unlikely that segregated cycle tracks totalling 12 miles can be causing more than a small portion of the congestion on a London main road network which totals around 1500 miles.”
Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee said:
“Something dramatic has to be done about the enormous congestion problem on London’s roads. The issue is costing our city money and costing Londoners their health and wellbeing. Transport for London (TfL) is doing a lot to tackle congestion, but not enough. Road pricing would be a fairer approach, as road users would pay according to how much they contribute to congestion.”