At Mayor’s Question Time yesterday, Boris Johnson explained in detail all the reasons that are contributing to gridlock. The influx of PHVs, which Boris is still battling to get legislation for, so they can be capped, is a major factor Come on Osbo, have a heart! But there are other reasons too.
Other reasons are the huge increase in internet shopping means there are tons more delivery vans on the road. The cost of cheap petrol is also a factor.
There are also, as Richard Tracey said, problems with the buses. These are discussed on the webcam.
Boris said honestly he believes the cycling superhighways are only a minor factor. Every single London Assembly member, even the most stroppy left wingers, agree with Boris that the CSHs are vital for this city. They will when properly established, hugely decrease pollution and also help obesity. The overall plan is to get more drivers of private cars onto bikes. There is united support from Assembly members for the mini-Hollands.
Boris has further meetings scheduled to get legislation from George to cap PHVs. If the Chancellor still refuses to agree, Osbo will have to face the accusation that he is deliberately harming the London economy to promote a US company that treats its employees like disposable rubbish.
George Osborne is deliberately making sure if he goes on like this, that London roads will be a Highway to Hell. If George continues like this, he will soon be the cab trade’s very own Doctor Evil.
PS. Osbo is now in charge of Uber. The reasons why are explained here.