A better way to go

The Lib Dems on the London Assembly have published their response to the Mayor’s transport policy consultation.

There’s lots of good stuff in there, not least the way the Lib Dem approach links transport needs into Londoners lives, and the challenges of making our city greener, healthier and a nicer place to live, rather than some train-spotter focus on the hardware in isolation.

Did you know that Londoners spend the equivalent of one whole month per year travelling to and from work? Transport policy should be about reducing that, not just allowing more people to join the commuter grind.

As Caroline Pidgeon points out, “We should be developing a capital city where people need to travel less often and less far. This means keeping essential public services like health, police and post offices local, not consolidating them into larger and more distant centres.”

All things that Labour government policy of recent years has undermined.

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