Newslinks | 17th May 2007

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Greens Suggest 20mph Limit for London "A proposal to introduce 20mph speed limits across all London’s roads has met with amazement from motorists and motoring associations." [from Autocar]

Funding row over London 'freedom pass'

"Ken Livingstone has clashed with the capital's councils over the mechanism for funding the capital's transport 'freedom pass'.

"London Councils, the body representing the city's boroughs, said it was unfair that the mayor's Transport for London (TfL) body has the final say on how the costs of the scheme are shared." [from]

Enter the Magic Circle

Fascinating article on the price of property in relation to the commute to central London. [from The Daily Telegraph]

London stations get new facilities for cyclists

"Facilities for cyclists have been improved at 13 South London stations as part of an ongoing drive to encourage people to cycle in the capital.

"Stations included in the scheme are Surbiton, Twickenham, Hampton, Teddington, Strawberry Hill, Feltham, Hounslow, Tolworth, Kew Bridge, Chessington South, Ewell West, Hampton Wick and Fulwell." [from ETA]

Teleworking is important to UK's future

"Ben Plowden, programme director of travel demand management, Transport for London, said: “In the next 15 years, the Capital’s population is expected to grow by 800,000 people, which will greatly increase the demand on the transport network, particularly during peak hours. As around 65 per cent of journeys made during those times are work related, it is really important that London's employers are able to take advantage the opportunities smarter working practices can offer both their organisations and their employees. " [from]