People driving to work to or through inner London now spend approaching 30 per cent of their time stationary and more than half their journey doing less than 10 mph - cycling pace. The last 30 years has seen a fall of average speeds in inner London of over 3 mph throughout the day - equivalent to a 25 per cent increase in journey times. Slower speeds mean more pollution, less reliable buses, problems for deliveries, more traffic using rat runs and everyone suffering more frustration and stress.
The London Bus Priority Network (LBPN) aims to deliver strategic benefits for passengers by promoting improvements along specific bus corridors. It will also include measures at public transport interchanges, which give priority to buses and enhanced access for cyclists and pedestrians, helping to make changes between transport services easier.
The London Cycle Network aims to provide complete links to town centres and at public transport interchanges with safer routes to schools and provision for cyclists at major road junctions.