News

Things that might mess up the opening of Crossrail

We both have and have not travelled this way before. Large transport projects in London, be they major Tube upgrades or measures to keep the city moving during major events, most notably the 2012 Olympics, inevitably […]

Analysis
Analysis

Why is London’s public transport being used less?

I took a vow long ago to never again attempt to use the Central Line during the morning peak. Things were so bad at Bethnal Green that westbound passengers were actually catching eastbound trains to […]

Analysis
Analysis

Oxford Street transformation: where will all the buses go?

Buses are the public transport soul of this city, the workhorse mode of EveryLondoner. That is why their forthcoming removal from our most famous shopping street – Oxford Street – under Sadiq Khan’s pedestrianisation plans is […]

Analysis

Let’s nationalise the railways in London – or maybe not

A recent survey conducted for City Hall showed considerable passenger dissatisfaction with the national railways serving London, by contrast with the London Overground services operated by Transport for London. The implication was hard to miss: […]

News

London road fatalities ‘lowest on record’

The number of people killed on London’s roads has fallen to its lowest level since records began, with an overall reduction of 45% covering users of all transport forms, including walking during 2016 compared with an average […]

News

Was 2017 the year London’s progressive transport story went into reverse?

Publication of Transport for London’s annual Travel in London Report, some 250 densely packed pages of statistics and analysis about how people get around the capital, illuminates vital themes of the city’s development and teleports transport nerds to Destination Ecstasy. Report […]

Analysis

Earls Court project moves into ‘meanwhile’ mode

In August, two planning applications were set before Hammersmith and Fulham Council, seeking temporary changes to the uses being made of a row of commercial properties on Lillie Road. Not long ago they were shops, a cafe and […]

Comment

National politicians need bolder policies for UK cities

Andrew Carter from Centre for Cities was at the Tory party conference. He writes: Beyond specific policies, the Conservatives offered little indication of having a big vision for the future of urban Britain, or for how […]