A think-tank made up of campaign groups We Own It, Greenpeace UK and Common Wealth, thinks car journeys in London should reduce drastically to cut carbon emissions,
Investigations by the groups concludes that the number of cars in the UK has grown in every year since the end of World War Two, and increasing distances were travelled by car, making transport the “UK’s largest sectoral source of carbon emissions”.
It says that even though London is “consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for high-quality public transport”, it is also the most congested and one of the most polluted cities in the UK.
The Away with All Cars report says London should have no private cars by 2030. with alternatives being accessible on a TfL app, including walking routes, buses free for Londoners, tram and Tubes, E-bikes, e-scooters, car shares and e-rickshaws.
TfL said it was investing £2.3bn to ensure 80% of journeys were by walking, cycling or public transport by 2041. The transport body want 80% of journeys to be made in these ways by 2041.