Travel in London - key trends and developments

This report summarises trends and developments relating to travel and transport in the city of London, England, looking at the data and intelligence underlying transport planning and operations, mostly from the 2007/08 financial year. Some highlights of the report are: growth in population, employment, and the economy; increase in number of journeys made and the number of journey stages; modal shift from private to public transport; wide variance of travel patterns between outer, inner and central London, including lower use of public transport further from the centre; how travel varies by time of day; performance of the transport networks in terms of congestion, delays and reliability; improved safety; lower levels of air pollutants but poor air quality; proposals to encourage cycling; some modal shift of freight from road to rail, air, and water; unique profiling of travel behaviour of London residents; increases in taxi and Dial-a-Ride trips; changes in fare levels and improvement in customer satisfaction; and increases in commuter and visitor numbers.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 224p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:10AM