Category: Transport

Delivering for a Megacity – Why we need a Freight Commissioner for London

Today, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) called on City Hall to appoint a Freight Commissioner to lead on freight and logistics in London, as the Mayor consults on a new Transport Strategy for the capital Why is this important? Freight plays a vital, if not always appreciated, role in our everyday lives. From

Progress report – Sadiq Khan’s year in office

Last month Mayor of London Sadiq Khan marked his first year in office. London’s highly- respected newspaper The Evening Standard assessed how he was doing on the major issues facing the capital – policing, housing, business, the environment and transport. Most progress had been made in the areas of business and the economy, and the

Right signals needed for transport

Secretary of State for Transport Rt. Hon Chris Grayling was the guest speaker at the LCCI’s annual transport dinner in November. In his introduction LCCI chairman Tony Pidgley pointed out that since last year’s event there had not only been a new transport secretary but also a new Prime Minister, and a new relationship with Europe.

Boosting business confidence

The late Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said at the time of the 1964 sterling crisis that “a week is a long time in politics”. How, one wonders, would Mr Wilson describe the current political climate in the UK? In the year since the last Autumn Statement a lot has changed, to say the

Sadiq Khan’s plan for one new East London road crossing just isn’t enough

After years of lobbying for more fixed river crossings east of Tower Bridge, Sadiq Khan’s announcement yesterday that the Silvertown tunnel, along with a DLR extension from Gallions Reach towards Thamesmead and a cycle bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf, will get the go-ahead is hugely welcome news for London. But he must not stop