Londoners share pipe dreams of what they would do if they could design capital's transport network from scratch

Londoners have shared their pipe dreams of what they would do if they were to design the capital’s transport network from scratch.

In a Reddit thread, one person asked the question, “If you could completely redo London 's transport, what would you do?”

They suggested a total ban on cars, a fully automated Tube system with air conditioning and a cable car system for the whole of central London - writes

Others said extensions to the London Underground were in order and that trams were due to return.

South-east London is in particular need of more Tube lines, according to one person, who said: “It's woefully neglected, even with Crossrail coming in. The DLR is not enough.”

A line running to Camberwell was suggested by someone else, while another person said: “I would put a Tube line running through Croydon.”

“Someone tell 1952 not to tear out all the trams,” one Reddit user said, while another added: “I'm well up for trams running down Uxbridge road.”

One person said “better links to the north for walking / cycling" were required.

They added: "There's just no good options east of Tower Bridge.

“It looks like a bridge will be built at some point between Canary Wharf and Rotherhite, but it will either have to be built really tall, or open regularly for ships to pass.

“I'd love to see a submerged tunnel personally.”

Another Reddit user called for "bigger Tube tunnels" and therefore "bigger, more comfortable trains".

They also suggested "wider roads" and that a "Zone 0" in central London with "only electric vehicles" and where "lorries are only allowed to make deliveries 3am-8am".

Another person went further saying: "No cars within Zone 2".

They added: "More river boats, especially traghetto-style small boats that just take you from one bank to the other and back, to ease congestion on the bridges" and "decriminalise cycling in parks".

"Electrify the left side of escalators. Stand on the stair too long and zap," was a final suggestion.

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