What happened to transport in London in 2020?

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What happened to transport in London in 2020?

Postby lily9889 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:41 am

What happened to transport in London in 2020?


Well … where do you start in what has been the most bewildering year? This is my attempt. As ever it is not definitive.

First of all, I would like to pay tribute to all those transport workers who lost their lives to Covid.

I have spoken to many of the families and there is still anger at what happened particularly around the lack of PPE, screens and washing facilities back in March.

Many families still want answers and a full public inquiry into what they feel was a lack of protection at work.

It is worth remembering transport workers are crucial, key workers and as a society we owe them a debt of gratitude for keeping our systems running.

Passengers disappear
Standing in deserted King's Cross station on 13 March was like being in the opening scene of a horror film.

There was just me, the cameraman, a security guard and a rough sleeper in the whole station.

And that became the big theme for transport as passengers deserted the system.

The government's advice initially was not to travel, which changed slightly through the year. But there is no doubt confidence has taken a huge knock.

All of which has had massive implications for the whole sector: train and bus companies, Transport for London (TfL), taxis, minicabs and the aviation industry.

And there have been many job losses. I have spoken to airline pilots now applying to do deliveries for supermarkets and cabbies now driving HGVs.

TfL has been to the government twice for more money, and looking forward to how it is funded without relying on fares will be the big challenge in 2021.

Redesigning streets
Another change, also precipitated due to the pandemic, was the emphasis put on walking and cycling.

In the first lockdown many enjoyed the cleaner air, with some saying their asthma disappeared.

Downing Street wanted more streets to have less traffic and so came the introduction of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs).

Many councils blocked off some residential streets in London to motor traffic with planters, using funding from central government.

They wanted to stop through traffic on residential streets and reduce pollution and this was probably the most contentious transport issue in London in the summer.

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