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Mayor’s Transport ‘Statement of Intent’ – London First response

London First, a business organisation with strong interest and expertise in transport, commented on the Mayor’s statement of intent, published today.

Baroness Jo Valentine, London First Chief Executive, said:

“London’s top two transport priorities remain building Crossrail and improving the Tube. London needs both and would be weaker and less able to support the UK’s future success if either one was dropped or watered down.

“Boris also rightly identifies some distinct transport needs of London’s suburbs, recognising that while TfL shouldn’t take their eye off Zone One which is crucial to the capital’s economic success, there is scope to serve outer London hubs more effectively.

“While a target for reducing congestion and improving traffic flow is welcome, it remains unclear precisely what steps will be taken to prevent London’s roads descending further towards gridlock.”

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