Rainbow Signals 1 July 2016
The annual London Pride event was accompanied, in 2016, by some quite unusual changes to traffic lights around Trafalgar Square. The green men went missing — and seven new symbols took their place.
Low Emission Zone 4 November 2014
A first step towards emissions-based road pricing, a pointless measure to enforce something that's happening anyway, or another leap forward in traffic planning from the people who created the Congestion Charge? It's hard to say.
London Congestion Charge 25 October 2014
One of the world's biggest and most controversial schemes to manage traffic by charging for roadspace. You can drive in to London if you like, guv, but it'll cost you.
Exhibition Road 25 February 2012
The UK's biggest "shared space" is a phenomenally expensive experiment in West London. How does it work?
A406 Bounds Green Improvement 21 July 2010
Upgrade of an existing single-carriageway stretch of A406 North Circular Road to a dual carriageway standard. This Transport for London project is a watered down version of the improvements planned but never implemented by the Highways Agency. It involves less property demolition and is a fraction of the cost, but is unlikely to be grade-separated. Even so, any extra capacity here is welcome - it is currently a single-carriageway section of an otherwise dualled and grade-separated road in a busy urban area.
A23 Coulsdon Relief Road 26 October 2008
A new single carriageway three-lane road, realigning the A23 away from the main commercial area of Coulsdon, though the new road still passes through the town. It will terminate at a roundabout at each end, and along its length will have a normal traffic lane in each direction plus a special purpose bus, cycle and HGV lane northbound. This was one of the only road schemes approved by anti-car London mayor, Ken Livingston.
A13 Thames Gateway 26 October 2008
Upgrade of the A13 between Barking and Docklands to grade-separated dual carriageway route. Despite Transport for London's anti-car policies, the scheme continues to go ahead because it is part of a private-finance DBFO contract that was let when the A13 was in the hands of the Highways Agency.
Underways 11 November 2006
Proposed at the same time as the Ringways, but ten times as ambitious - and to think the government considered building them both!