London Infrastructure Plan 2050

The Mayor of London has published a plan for consultation concerning the capital’s requirements for infrastructure investment to 2050. A supporting document has more detail for transport investment.

What drives this investment is the expectation that London’s population will grow to 11.3 million by 2050, compared with 8.3m currently. The Mayor is required to develop a Plan for London to accommodate population growth and support economic growth. Transport investment is needed to link new homes to new jobs. A range of possibilities is considered for the location of employment and residence, together with the transport investment needed for each scenario.

These plans will repay careful study. My initial reaction is that the approach, in which planned land use change determines transport investment, is well conceived.

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