Crossrail regeneration update

As Crossrail draws closer to its launch date, Future of London is returning to our research on how Europe's largest construction project is affecting development activity in the capital. Our 2014 report, Crossrail as Catalyst explored the ways local authorities were rising to the challenge of making sure areas with new stations benefit fully … [Read more...]

Delivering local transport schemes

While a significant amount of major transport infrastructure is planned for London, local-level transport projects are integral for supporting these larger schemes as well as encouraging more Londoners to walk, cycle and enjoy healthier lives. Through a panel of speakers and a workshop, the final event in our Priorities for Transport in a Growing … [Read more...]

Delivering major transport schemes in London

As London’s population climbs towards 10 million, transportation infrastructure must be upgraded and expanded to meet demand. These major infrastructure schemes are about more than moving people around; they present opportunities to unlock new housing, boost employment, facilitate regeneration and contribute to placemaking. Through a panel of … [Read more...]

The future of transport: challenges and opportunities

In October, the GLA published A City for All Londoners, setting out London’s top challenges and opportunities throughout key policy areas. The new Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) will build on this document and determine London’s transport priorities for the next 25 years, ensuring integration of transport with spatial and economic development, … [Read more...]

Priorities for Transport in a Growing London

As Sadiq Khan settles into City Hall and puts his election manifesto into action, a number of new policies and strategies are emerging to guide growth in and around London. Key among these is the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. The new MTS, being prepared by Transport for London and to be published in early 2017, will detail the mayor’s ambitions … [Read more...]

Cycling in London steps up a gear

June 6th saw the latest instalment of the Hackney Cycling Conference, now in its third year. Hosted opposite Hackney Town Hall, the conference brought together transport planners, health specialists, and cycling enthusiasts to discuss the state of cycling in London, its benefits to the city, and how to promote cycling as a means of transport … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Taking Stock at TfL – an interview with Graeme Craig

Its day-to-day operations may be unique, but Transport for London (TfL) faces the same types of budget and capacity pressures as all regional and local authorities. And like other public bodies, TfL wants – needs, in fact – to make better use of its asset base, both to improve services and to offset operating and capital costs. However, the … [Read more...]

Crossrail report launch – April 23

Future of London is pleased to announce the launch of our new report on the regeneration potential around Crossrail stations – and future infrastructure projects. Supported by  Crossrail,  Arup,  GVA and  London Communications Agency, this multi-platform programme is focused on delivery. It is designed to share best practice from areas which … [Read more...]

Crossrail report launch – save the date!

Crossrail as Catalyst A Future of London report on how London communities can grasp the regeneration potential of Crossrail stations – and of future infrastructure projects. Report launch:  Wednesday, April 23rd, 08:30 - 11:00 AM Location: The King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN Confirmed speakers: Fiona Fletcher-Smith, … [Read more...]

New anthology – London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution

In Spring 2013, Future of London began looking at transport planning in London, and at how it can adapt to changes in demographics and urban form, and influence sustainable travel choices. In partnership with Transport for London, we ran a three-part seminar series – ‘London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution’ – that examined adapting to … [Read more...]