A new investigation into congestion on the capital’s road network and the role of the Mayor, boroughs and Transport for London in combatting it has been announced by the London Assembly’s Transport Committee.
Assembly Members say the Mayor’s own Transport Strategy predicts that, even with investment to boost public transport and increase cycling and walking, London could still see a 14 per cent increase in traffic delay by 2031.
The investigation will formally get underway on March 9th when the committee will hold a public meeting at which they’ll hear from a number of expert witnesses.
The meeting is open to the public and media and will also be webcast via london.gov.uk.
Announcing the investigation, committee chair Val Shawcross AM said: “As current plans will not completely meet the future demand on London’s roads, it’s time to take a fresh look at ways to reduce the number of vehicles, and how to keep the traffic that is there flowing.”
Ahead of next week’s meeting the committee has released a briefing paper setting out key traffic congestion facts, figures and policies which can be downloaded.