London 2050: A Cartographical Interlude


As many readers will be aware, over recent weeks we have been taking an in-depth look at London 2050. Published in July by the Mayor and directed by Isabel Dedring and many GLA staff, TfL and other colleagues, The London Infrastructure Plan 2050 is an attempt to provide the London of today with a blueprint for transitioning to the London of tomorrow.

In The Trillion Pound Time Warp we took a look at the context behind the report and some of the high-level plans and costings in play. Last week, in Whether the Forecasts we moved on to looking at how both jobs and housing will affect the transport network of future London.

Before we move on to part three, it is perhaps worth pausing and looking at something that those who do not read the comments may have missed – a discussion that resulted in an effort to put together a visual representation of the future proposed by London 2050. As an interlude, therefore, we are happy to present the result of those deliberations – the final version of Briantist’s London 2050 map.


London 2050, copyright Briantist

You can find a large svg version of the map here.

Many thanks to Briantist for putting together this map, and to all those in the comments on our London 2050 series who helped proof it.

Update: Map updated to include additional feedback

Written by John Bull
John Bull is the Editor of London Reconnections. A transport journalist and historian, his writing often focuses on the political or strategic challenges facing London's transport network and beyond.