The RAC Foundation blamed the UK’s Mayor of London on Monday for ignoring the needs of motorists in his new transport strategy.

Mayor Boris Johnson’s transport plan had suggested a range of improvements to roads and buses, including ways to increase the use of low-carbon technology and stimulate a cycling and walking revolution in London.

The Mayor’s strategy also detailed measures such as charging motorists for using the busiest routes, making all new buses hybrid-powered from 2012, and introducing a cycle hire scheme, a river crossing scheme and new cycle superhighways.

RAC claimed that the Mayor’s draft transport strategy looked only at public transport in central London and ignored issues of growing traffic congestion at key routes across the capital.

The group also expressed doubt over the safety of the proposed bike hire scheme and suggested alternatives to the Mayor’s proposal.