Mayor’s strategy must sort transport problems head on’
BORIS Johnson’s Transport Strategy needs to set out how difficult decisions are to be made to provide low-carbon transport network over the next decade, London Assembly members have warned. The assembly is concerned that overcrowding, congestion and carbon emissions won’t be tackled effectively
BORIS Johnson's Transport Strategy needs to set out how difficult decisions are to be made to provide low-carbon transport network over the next decade, London Assembly members have warned.
The assembly's transport committee is concerned that overcrowding, congestion and carbon emissions won't be tackled effectively without intervention.
The strategy includes setting future fare levels and balancing the flow of vehicles against the movement and safety of buses and pedestrians.
The Assembly's transport chair Caroline Pidgeon said: "The draft strategy does not go far enough to ensure the Mayor will meet his commitments to reduce congestion and emissions over the coming years.
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"It simply won't be enough to keep pace with growing population and demand."
Key issues highlighted today in the committee's response to the Mayor's draft strategy include road congestion, which projects a 14 per cent increase in peak hours by 2031, more road tolls which the Mayor is not prepared to consider, and reducing CO2 emissions by two million tonnes to meet London's 'carbon footprint' target by 2025.
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The strategy identifies the targets, but does not say how they will be tackled or paid for, Assembly members point out.