Mayor of London takes steps to tackle London’s road congestion
Transport for London is to take immediate steps to tackle road congestion, including measures to help drivers plan their journeys and to reduce disruption from roadworks.
Announced by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the plans include better communications with road users to allow people to make more effective decisions about their journeys based on the most accurate and up-to-date information.
TfL will also work to reduce disruption from roadworks, including collaborating more efficiently with local authorities, utility companies and developers to reduce the impact of planned road works. It will also lobby the Government for greater powers to manage road works including increasing the scope of fixed penalty notices and legislating around the use of cranes and hoardings that impact on the road network.
The Major is also cutting the cost of public transport and has set out specific measures to increase the reliability of bus services, including investing £50m in bus priority schemes.
Simon Moore, director for London & south at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), said: “To ensure London remains an attractive place to work and do business, it is vital that we have good quality and reliable infrastructure networks. With congestion across our road network highlighted as a top transport priority for firms, businesses will welcome the Mayor’s package of measures to ease blockers across our roads.
“Greater collaboration between local boroughs, utility providers and developers and using technology more effectively to reduce traffic impacts are key short term solutions to improving our network. In the longer term, bolder solutions will be required to increase our deteriorating road capacity.”