Road Capacity

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2287
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On 12th July I asked, 'What percentage of the road network within the congestion charge has been lost due to `continuing adjustments to capacity' since the introduction of the scheme?' and you answered that TfL were still undertaking research, you provided the same answer to the same question on 13th September. Why are TfL unable to precisely say what the capacity of London's road is? Why state something in the Impacts Monitoring Fourth Annual Report that you are unable to publicly verify?

Answer

Answer for Road Capacity

Answer for Road Capacity

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL now consider that between 2003 and 2005, about 5% of the effective capacity of the network inside the charging zone has been reallocated. The intervention by London Authorities that have resulted in this reallocation fall into four broad groups:- widespread use of traffic control and road safety related measures on major and minor roads, having impacts on traffic levels and speeds;- measures to assist pedestrians and cyclists at junctions;- bus priority measures and increased bus activity and patronage;- increased frequency of street works, particularly associated with increased activity by utilities and high technology communications.