LONDON ISSUES

This paper summarises the issues raised in the December 1993 workshop on "The Implications of the M25 on London and the South East", then gives the author's personal view of the London issues to be considered in devising a transport strategy for the region. The workshop concluded that: (1) the M25 motorway has both UK-wide and regional significance; (2) little of its traffic is local; (3) long-term national road traffic forecasts have disturbing implications; (4) the benefits of further widening and expansion of the M25 are very doubtful. It made several proposals to be included in a regional strategy, especially on aspects relevant to widening. Transport is a major cost to London's economy, and London's transport system should no longer be neglected; London's external links are also vital. London's situation has some special characteristics, making change and improvement especially urgent. The author presents his proposals for a London transport strategy for the short-, medium- and long-term future. Its main elements are: (1) appropriate transport demand management; (2) improved public transport; (3) selected road improvements; (4) appropriate location of major traffic generators. Priority needs in traffic management, buses, railways and roads are discussed, together with the required funding and organisational structure. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866140.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

    COUNTY HALL, PENRHYN ROAD
    KINGSTON UPON THAMES,   United Kingdom  KT1 2DY
  • Authors:
    • BAYLISS, D
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00668619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM