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Q&A: Conservative London Mayor hopeful Joy Morrissey on housing, crime and what a female mayor could bring to City Hall

Ealing councillor Joy Morrissey is probably the least known of the three politicians from whom London Conservatives will choose their candidate for the 2020 London Mayor election, almost certainly to challenge Sadiq Khan. Born in […]

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Why is London public transport use still falling?

Along with tracking the capital’s economic and population trends, Centre for London’s latest London Intelligence statistical bulletin brought us up to date with bus and Underground ridership levels. The news is that both have continued […]

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TfL funds more cycling schemes for under-represented groups

Transport for London is investing nearly a quarter of a million pounds in encouraging social groups under-represented in the capital’s cycling population to take up travelling by bicycle. Up to 30 community and not-for-profit organisations have until 17 September […]

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Private hire vehicles might soon have to pay the London congestion charge. What difference would it make?

The short answer to the headline question is “not very much” in terms of reducing congestion, according to a study conducted for Transport for London (TfL) by financial policy consultants Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA). […]

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Charles Wright: unanimity and obstacles on the road to delivering Mayor’s transport strategy

There was an impressive sense of unanimity – as well as an impressive line-up of speakers, from Transport for London boss Mike Brown and new deputy mayor for transport Heidi Alexander to acclaimed postmodernist architect […]

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Westminster to proceed with Oxford Street plans without Transport for London cash

Westminster Council is to start work on its alternative to pedestrianising Oxford Street without using £400,000 from Transport for London (TfL) it had initially earmarked towards the cost, following objections from London Mayor Sadiq Khan. A budget of […]

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Westminster: Labour’s West End councillor on developers, Soho and siding with Mayfair residents over Oxford Street

On the astroturf surface of the Mayfair roof cafe, customers in deckchairs watch Wimbledon on a big screen and the Labour politician who represents residents of the most expensive square on the Monopoly board explains how […]

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Richard Brown: Is Sadiq Khan’s mayoralty too much like an algorithm?

Halfway through his first term, there are some curious paradoxes about Sadiq Khan’s tenure as Mayor of London. He has a solid record of announcements under his belt, from a remixed London Plan to cash […]

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Five years of the New Routemaster. How has Boris Johnson’s hallmark policy fared?

Five years have passed since the New Routemaster, also known as the “Boris Bus”, went into full service on one of the capital’s 700 routes – the prestigious No 24, linking Hampstead and Pimlico, via […]