Commercial traffic in London
The London Assembly Transport Committee has written to the Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL) following its investigation into the growth of light commercial traffic in London.
Between 2012 and 2014, light commercial traffic is estimated to have increased by 13 per cent in London, while miles travelled by HGVs in the same period has remained the same. And the trend is forecast to continue.
Over the next Mayoral term, the Committee urges TfL to renew its focus on tackling road congestion in London, and make action in this area a priority for the next Mayor’s Transport Strategy.
The Committee identified a number of findings and recommendations on:
- Re-timing deliveries
- Congestion charging
- Consolidation centres
- Click & Collect
- Sustainable modes of delivery
- Using cycles and motorcycles
- Using rail and water