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In much of the non-suburb parts of London, residents don’t own cars either because they can’t afford to (with accommodation costs being high) or because they choose not to. They rely on public transport or walking or cycling. That means there isn’t the overwhelming need for parking provision, and a large reduction in private cars on the roads than would otherwise be the case.
There is also the widely-held perception that car numbers can’t grow without constraint. You can’t fit a quart into a pint glass. In the 60s and 70s (and later) there were demolitions in order to create or enlarge main roads into London, but that would now be a rare exception.