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The future of London's roads

London’s local councils have a key role to play in managing London's roads.

  • By Owain Mortimer

London’s local councils are responsible for 95 per cent of the capital’s roads and are therefore key to ensuring that the road network is fit-for-purpose now and in the future.

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Traffic Congestion

London Assembly Transport Committee investigation into Traffic Congestion

Congestion on London's roads is a growing problem. Following a periood of stability, London's roads have been getting steadily busier and more congested for at least the last two years. Congestion can have negative effects on the economy, public health and the environment amonsgt others. London Councils recently submitted a response to the London Assembly Transport Committee's call for evidence into road traffic congestion. 

Transport Select Committee Inquiry into Urban Congestion

London Councils also submitted evidence to the parliamentary Transport Select Committee's inquiry into Urban Congestion. The report analysed a number of traffic management measures and their benefits based on the experience of London. We also highlighted the role a number of different forms of transport could have in reducing congestion, and also highlighting the chaging make-up of the UK's roads and how local authorities will need to reflect this when tackling this issue. 

Innovation

We have responded to the London Assembly Transport Committee investigation on future transport. This includes a look at ‘mobility as a service’, regulatory powers, horizon scanning, adoption of new technology, autonomous vehicles, dockless bicycles, droids and drones. Our response can be read in full here.