Transport for London (TfL) has created new team to help tackle growing traffic congestion in the capital, it announced today.
The new 40-strong team – that will rise to 80 by next spring – will help to deal with problems such as illegal stopping or unloading of deliveries, which can cause delays to drivers and bus passengers.
It will work closely with the TfL-funded Metropolitan Police Roads and Transport Policing Command, launched by Mayor Boris Johnson in January and with 2,300 officers.
The team will issue Penalty Charge Notices to illegally parked vehicles and clear unnecessary or poorly set-up roadworks.
Johnson said: “This is one of a number of targeted actions we’re taking to tackle congestion and reduce delays on the roads. In January we launched the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command and this new team will work closely with them to help keep London moving.
“They will play a key role in tackling problems that lead to tailbacks and take a zero-tolerance approach towards inconsiderate or illegal behaviour that can cause unnecessary gridlock.”