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 […]


Mayor’s transport deputy demands TfL control of Govia Thameslink ‘crisis’ rail franchise

Sadiq Khan’s new deputy mayor for transport has demanded urgent talks with the government with a view to bringing parts of the troubled Govia Thameslink (GTR) rail franchise under Transport for London’s control within two years. […]


Westminster to seek ‘place based’ solutions to Oxford Street problems. Will they be good enough for London?

Having dumped what appeared to be the deliverable plan for transforming Oxford Street London has needed for decades, Westminster City Council has set out its alternative approach to developing what it calls “a district wide solution for the […]


A question about London’s cycle lanes: ‘where are the women’?

Video footage taken by active travel campaigner @HalHaines last week has inspired a debate about the effectiveness of London’s new cycle lanes. He was making a point about traffic signals on Cycle Superhighway 3 at Parliament […]


Thank you for making On London’s crowdfunding campaign a success

The five week, all-or-nothing On London crowdfunding campaign drew to a successful close at 8.22 this morning, with a total of £25,401 pledged by a rather magnificent 434 people. The last four or five days […]


The On London crowdfunding campaign: £10,000 needed in 10 days

The On London crowdfunding campaign began on 1 February, exactly one year after the site was launched, with the aim of raising £25,000 from readers, sympathisers and friends. As I write this, there are 10 […]


Q&A: Bob Neill MP on London Conservatism, Brexit and the capital’s future

Bob Neill has been the Conservative MP for Bromley and Chislehurst since winning a by election in June 2006. Before that he was a member of the very first London Assembly, elected in 2000 and […]


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: […]


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 […]