Transport measures Opinion Poll

Meeting: 
MQT on 2002-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2002
Reference: 
2002/0862
Question By: 
Lynne Featherstone
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you aware of the opinion poll commissioned by Transport 2000 published on 8 November which reveals that over half of those polled would support further measures additional to congestion charging to reduce car traffic in London, that 55% support the removal of one-way systems like Vauxhall Cross and Shoreditch, and that 64% want more bus lanes? Does this suggest to you that the opponents of congestion charging are out of touch with public opinion?

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Answer

Answer for Transport measures Opinion Poll

Answer for Transport measures Opinion Poll

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware of the Transport 2000 survey results and am pleased with the findings. Specifically in relation to congestion charging the survey found that over half of respondents (51 per cent) would support further measures to reduce car traffic (with 35 per cent opposed). It is particularly interesting that motorists themselves appreciate that restraining car use is necessary to improve other modes of travel and tackle London's transport problems.I feel that this survey further vindicates my decision to proceed with congestion charging for central London. .