Self-driving cars are coming, and a very good thing too – trying to steer them ourselves has killed tens of millions. But what unintended consequences might they have? It’s rash to predict, but how about: new jaywalking laws, the end of parking meters, and a desperate need for congestion charging.
TfL’s planned Westway cycle route shows better than anything why the Mayor should be given control of more of the boroughs roads. A red-route network intended for “strategic” traffic looks increasingly out-of-date in an age of cycling.
On January 6th 2015, or thereabouts, London hits an extraordinary milestone – the population finally catches up with its 1939 peak population – from now on it will be an all-time high. Has any other city in history bounced back from losing two and a quarter million people?
Seventy five years on: same population, but an utterly different city. Here I take a look at how things have changed.
Is it time to redraw the map of London to reflect the reality of its huge economic pull on the wider south-east? New data released last week shows what an even “greater” London might look like.
As the UK’s second High Speed line gets the Government’s go-ahead, opposition from rural constituencies has been much discussed. But could the biggest transformation actually be in Europe’s largest urban industrial estate?
The most gas-guzzling form of transport isn’t a 4×4, it’s an eight-litre public bus, driving around almost empty, burning it’s way through diesel and subsidies. But a surprising technological solution could change that, and even mean the end of buses as we know them.