On the surface after 1945 > Will cars rule?
From the 1950s car ownership soared. Increased road traffic brought more congestion, more accidents and more air pollution to London. One-way systems, parking controls, urban motorways and, most recently, congestion charging have provided only partial solutions.
But in the 1990s, bus use in London increased for the first time in 50 years. Improved services have encouraged many people to use buses again instead of their cars. Perhaps the car will not always dominate the city streets.