Over the past few decades, transportation has been an issue in London with regard to public funding and politics dominantly. The economy of the city has been growing over the previous years and so has the population been increasing and this has invoked the demand for enhanced and different services to address the problems of city congestion. The city planning commission has proposed to construct new lines for rails and underground rails. However the development of the process has been occurring at a remarkably slow pace and this has paved way to emerging problems (Hovell & Jones, 1975). Additionally the existing infrastructure has shown a lack of maintenance. The most obvious causes for this have been the rigid control systems prevalent in the government and the centralized model of financing. This calls for an additional decision making authority at the governmental level that is multi-tiered and kind of less rigid. As a result of the local taxation structures in London, the transportation investment systems are also feeble and inconsistent and moreover under-researched (May, 2005). Hence the aim of this research paper is to critically analyze and appraise the transport infrastructure of the busy and rapidly growing London city. Furthermore the study explores to provide suggestions to improve the existing network of transportation in the city through qualitative methods since the nature of research is subjective and intangible.
The paper is structured to begin with the research methodology, then the literature review and the actual research and finally the presentation of findings and appropriate recommendations.