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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Sustainable Transport in London

As Boris Johnson contemplates his future career at Westminster, it sounds as if his successor will have to start almost from scratch in dealing with London's problems.  Boris has done almost nothing on housing.  His own transport commissioner suggests that he hasn't addressed looming transport problems.  Hardly what one might hope from a future Prime Minister.

One thing that worries me about the transport debate, is that I don't think the public at large really understand that all this extra transport need has to be dealt with by sustainable means.  Especially in Outer London, there remains a car dependent mentality.  If there are an extra 6 million journeys a day by 2030, I don't see how those can all be done by cars.  The road user hierarchy is not just a nice add on for environmentalists; it is an essential part of London functioning as a city. 

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