Traffic congestion
Traffic congestion in London

How to beat the gridlock

10 October 2016

After a long period of stability, traffic volumes have increased in all areas of London.
There has been ‘unprecedented’ construction work affecting London’s roads - and road space has also been reallocated away from private cars in favour of buses, taxis and cycles.
In 2014/15, central London traffic experienced a total annual delay of 4.9 million minutes per kilometre of road.

The London Assembly Transport Committee meets tomorrow for a second time as part of its congestion investigation.  This meeting will examine the causes of traffic congestion in London, assess the effectiveness of existing TfL interventions and explore ideas for new interventions to reduce congestion. The guests are:

  • Alex Williams, Acting Managing Director of Planning, Transport for London
  • Alan Bristow, Director of Road Space Management, Transport for London
  • Cllr Feryal Demirci, Vice Chair, Transport and Environment Committee, London Councils
  • Iain Simmons, Assistant Director of City Transportation, City of London
  • Dr Steve Melia, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Transport, University of the West of England

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 11 October from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the discussion using #AssemblyTransport and #congestion.

Notes to editors

  1. Agenda Papers
  2. Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.