Green party members of the London Assembly have renewed their criticism of the Mayor’s transport policies after new Transport for London figures reveal traffic levels are continuing to rise.
In April a report presented to the TfL board revealed the first increase in traffic levels for thirteen years, prompting calls for Mayor Boris Johnson to lower fares and introduce more buses.
New figures presented to the board today show traffic levels remain above last year’s numbers, helping to worsen journey time reliability which is now below both last year’s performance and TfL’s internal targets.
Darren Johnson AM commented: “Bigger traffic jams and longer delays is the exact opposite of what the Mayor promised Londoners. But it is the inevitable consequence of high fares and giving priority to cars.
“The Mayor has tried changing the traffic signals to speed up the traffic, but in the long term this has the opposite effect, simply encouraging more cars to join the traffic queues.
“What we need are positive initiatives that get people out of their cars and encourage public transport, bikes and walking.”