Matthew TaylorTue 22 May 2018 10.15 BST
Exclusive: UK capital has the most expensive public transport, third-worst air quality and is one of most dangerous to walk and cycle, study of 13 cities reveals
London is trailing behind other major European capitals in its effort to create a clean, affordable and safe transport system, according to a new report.
The study of 13 cities found London has the joint third worst air quality after Moscow and Paris, as well as the most expensive public transport and the highest number of cycling accidents.
Copenhagen came out top followed by Amsterdam, Oslo and Zurich. London comes third from bottom, performing better than Rome and Moscow but worse than many other leading European cities including Madrid, Paris and Berlin.
Paul Morozzo, from Greenpeace which commissioned environmental consultants at the Wuppertal Institute in Germany to carry out the study, said: “London has a reputation as a fast-moving city, but its efforts to boost clean, safe and affordable transport are trundling behind other European capitals. [London mayor] Sadiq Khan has shown real commitment in tackling air pollution – now more needs to be done to make cycling safer and public transport better and cheaper.”