Uber X TfL? Turn peer-to-peer transport into a public service

Why didn’t Transport for London (TfL) invent Uber – and would Londoners be better off if it had done? The issues raised by this question are important and go beyond both transport and London and make us ask who and what the digital revolution is for. In the jargon, Uber is a digital platform thatContinue reading “Uber X TfL? Turn peer-to-peer transport into a public service”

Lethal and illegal: Solving London’s air pollution crisis (IPPR)

2nd November 2016 The follow up to a preliminary study, this major IPPR report explores new policies to reduce air pollution focussing on increases in regulation and road charging, and tax reforms. It recommends investment should then be channelled into sustainable alternatives, including shared transport, and support programmes for those groups most affected during theContinue reading “Lethal and illegal: Solving London’s air pollution crisis (IPPR)”

Lethal and illegal: London’s air pollution crisis (IPPR)

18th July 2016 Air pollution is a huge and growing public health problem for the UK, and for London in particular. Across the UK as many as 40,000 deaths a year are attributed to outdoor air pollution, and it is the second most significant factor impacting on public health in London, after smoking. This IPPRContinue reading “Lethal and illegal: London’s air pollution crisis (IPPR)”

Gateways to the northern powerhouse: A northern ports strategy (IPPR)

29th June 2016 The north of England’s major ports are vital and high-performing assets for region’s industries and economy, and the right strategy could further transform the North into an east–west supercorridor connecting Atlantic shipping with continental Europe. This IPPR report presents a plan for how, through closer and more effective collaboration, this vision –Continue reading “Gateways to the northern powerhouse: A northern ports strategy (IPPR)”

The next Mayor should channel the Victorians to make London the greenest capital in the world

London has always overcome the great natural and man-made challenges it has faced. In the Victorian era, industrialisation and empire supercharged London’s economy, leading its population to more than triple as people sought a more prosperous life. With them came a raft of problems, from sewage to disease, that eroded the quality of life forContinue reading “The next Mayor should channel the Victorians to make London the greenest capital in the world”

London: Global green city (IPPR)

6th April 2016 The mayor of London elected in May 2016 will face formidable environmental challenges. London’s air pollution is lethal and illegal, responsible for more illness and premature deaths than alcohol or obesity. Traffic congestion is rising. Greenhouse gas emissions are not on track to meet current targets, and around a million people liveContinue reading “London: Global green city (IPPR)”