City of London Transport Strategy
The updated draft of the City of London Transport Strategy proposes important changes for reducing traffic speeds to 15 mph and looking at Road User Charging (across central London) to replace the now out of date and ineffective Congestion Charge that was first introduced in 2003. Half of the freight traffic in the Square Mile does not have any purpose in the City and this non-essential traffic needs to use alternative routes away from the centre. The traffic speed reduction to 15 mph is also important as with an increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists in the City it is proving difficult to reduce the number of road traffic accidents with the existing 20 mph limit. It’s important to note though that there were also very few speeding tickets issued last year at just over 3 per week on main routes so this level of enforcement probably needs some attention as well.
For more on this, make sure to click here to read the thoroughly interesting article published by the Evening Standard.