TfL’s Failing Road Management Operation
To London MP’s & GLA Assembly Members
Dear *|FNAME|* *|LNAME|*
TotallyfailingLondon.org.uk has been created to publish images and video clips of the chaos that Transport for London’s policies have created on our streets. Our website gathers evidence to demonstrate how these policies are slowly grinding London to a halt whilst putting the travelling public at risk.
Our first campaign, which can be viewed here, highlights an example of TfL’s hapless management of the Transport for London Road Network.
Anyone who drives in London knows that Knightsbridge, part of the TLRN, is the main route into London from the west and therefore one of the busiest roads in the city. South Carriage Drive runs just to the north of and parallel to Knightsbridge and provides an alternative route, avoiding congestion on Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge and Brompton Road.
Regardless of this fact, TfL have chosen to carry out maintenance works and reduce traffic lanes on Knightsbridge at the same time as closing the westbound route on South Carriage Drive for Cycle Super Highway works.
This has happened despite TfL’s own website stating that
- they are responsible for the daily maintenance and smooth running of these routes
- their road management operation is based on extensive research, modelling and the most up to date computer technology
- and their road modernisation plan as something that enables people and vehicles to move more efficiently, safely and reliably around London.
Photographs of the results of this smooth running, diligent research and accurate modelling, along with vehicles navigating the area efficiently and reliably, can be viewed in our Campaign Gallery.
We also question whether the project is being completed as quickly as it could, given the disruption it is causing. One of the images in that Gallery showing the ongoing ‘works’ 4pm on a summer weekday afternoon, suggests not.
We have lodged a Freedom of Information request with TfL to get copies of their planning and impact assessment for these closures. You can read it here.
Please take a moment to consider the damage that increased journey times, congestion and associated air pollution are doing to our city.
You can visit us here to get more more information about how our campaigns will work.