To further improve utilisation of the road network we would like to see greater use of tidal flowswhile recognising that this would require changes to many road layouts. We would propose thatthe extra capacity provided should be utilised for cycling.Road signage in London is poor – in terms of inconsistency, lack of signage, to much signageand signage in the wrong location. A London wide signage strategy needs to be implemented andmaintained with coordination between boroughs and TfL.
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We support greater use of the River Thames and the need for more piers with better provision ofservices at them. River services need to be fully integrated into London’s ticketing andinformation system with proper pier/bus/rail physical interchange where applicable
Access to Heathrow remains poor for staff and travellers, we support the creation of an extensivePRT network not only linking all parts of Heathrow and its carparks but also with surroundingareas/hotels and transport hubs. The capital cost of such a network could be paid for from localroad user charging.The Mayor needs to be explicit as to where additional runway capacity serving London should beprovided if he is opposed to a third runway at Heathrow and how links from London to thisadditional capacity should be implemented.
We would prefer to see emphasis given to more and improved cycle and pedestrian crossing ofthe Thames rather than new road bridges. Where these are provided they are very heavily used(eg Hungerford and Millennium bridges).
We have raised comments on integration under individual modes. In addition more work isneeded on developing real time multi-modal information that is accessible outside the network – eg in shopping centres, hospitals, major employment sites. Information provision on the networkis now overloaded with trivial endless repeated messages that provide little useful information.While more needs to be done to ensure staff on the ground have access to real time informationand are trained to provide it to users at times of disruption.We welcome the extension of Oyster PAYG to national rail services and would like to see furtherextension to taxis and minicabs.
We would like to see more emphasis on the need to provide cycle parking, which is secure,throughout the city enabling far more cycle and ride opportunities with public transport. And toensure planning permission for new homes includes requirement for secure cycle parking.Enforcement of rules of the road for cyclists should be more rigorous (eg adults riding on thepavement and ignoring traffic signals) but we would support the Mayor lobbying for a change inthe law so that the presumption is that the motorist is responsible for any accident involving acyclist or pedestrian.