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Strategic review of London's road network launched

The first major strategic review of London’s road network in decades is to get moving this week as mayor Boris Johnson meets his election pledge to establish the London Roads Task Force.

The group, comprising experts, academics and user groups, will meet for the first time on Wednesday and begin their work to analyse the challenges faced by London’s road network and assess possible solutions to improve the capital’s roads for all users. London’s population is expected to grow by an expected 1.25 million people by 2031.

High on the task force’s agenda will be how Transport for London and local boroughs could redesign gyratories and congestion blackspots. Up for discussion wil be long-term plans such as replacing the A4 Hammersmith viaduct with a tunnel.

It will also look at how the road network could better serve local communities, helping to transform the urban realm, cut pollution and ease congestion across the capital. 

An initial report will be prepared by November 2012 with a final report published in spring 2013. 

Readers' comments (2)

  • Luke O'Rafferty

    Would genetic algorithms be beneficial to help optimise routes? I've only come across them a couple of times previously but this sounds like the kind of scenario that would suit them well.

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  • Dear god no! if london's randomly moving populous can be condensed into an 'Algorothm' give up! London needs an overarching transpot plan inc air, rail, interantional and suburban. One so far fetching that its beyoned that current being imagined. . . .
    30yr design life is insufficient, try 100yr!

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