The private car has been overtaken by other modes in the capital

London is now bigger than it has ever been. In 2015, the capital’s population stood at 8.7 million, exceeding the previous record level of 8.6 million in 1939 – before the Blitz and the post-war hollowing out of industry contributed to population decline. Transport for London estimates that by 2041 the population figure will reach 10.5 million – the equivalent of adding the combined populations of Birmingham and Glasgow during this time.

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