In the November issue of the Centre for London's "London Intelligence" report, Caroline comments on data that show tube usage stagnating and bus usage declining.
Falling passengers on tubes and buses is a worrying trend. TfL's business plan is based on its hope that ridership will increase again year-on-year. Clearly economic factors and changes in working patterns are affecting passenger numbers, but there is also a lot more TfL could do to attract people back. On the bus network in particular, we see little effort to improve the passenger experience. Plus, the failure to plan for a capacity increase in Outer London means people will keep choosing a car when they need to get somewhere.
Read more in the London Intelligence report.