Freight transported across London by road can cause congestion

Freight in London

Date published: 
28 February 2019

The huge volume of freight traffic in London contributes to congestion, poor air quality and impacts safety on London’s roads. But moving freight around efficiently is vital to London’s economy.

 

The London Assembly Transport Committee published a letter to the Mayor of London with a number of recommendations to ensure safe, clean and efficient freight in the capital.

 

Some of the recommendations to Transport for London (TfL) include:

 

  • Creating more Click & Collect points at stations
  • Using, where possible, the river, rail or canals to move building materials for major TfL projects
  • Reinstating a dedicated freight team, led by a senior officer in TfL

 

The letter to the Mayor is below.

 

The response from the Mayor is here.

 

 

 

 

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