London in the 21st Century: Green or Gridlock? Transport in London

15 May 1996

  • Stephen Norris MP
  • Dame Sally Powell

Traveling around London consumes time and patience. For decades London's transport system was the envy of the world, but at the time of this debate, the city's Victorian infrastructure was bursting at the seams. There was then genuine concern about safety, and air quality was worse then than before the Clean Air Act was introduced. The car had invaded London's streets. What could be done?

Participants included:

Steven Norris MP (Minister for Transport in London)
Jane Priestman (transport consultant)
Sally Powell (Associated London Government Environment Committee)
David Taylor (CrossRail).

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