TfL says it would reduce congestion and support regeneration on both sides of the river, however some local residents and environmental campaigners oppose the scheme, claiming it would increase pollution and traffic.
London is the most overflown city in Europe and is already the largest noise polluter on the continent. What is needed certainly isn’t more noise and more pollution.
Sadiq Khan has been accused of sidelining the capital’s policing watchdog and excluding them from key initiatives aimed at increasing Londoners’ safety.
Thirteen years ago an American jazz artist managed to raise $130,000 to compose, record and produce a Grammy Award winning album. What made this different was that she raised the money online through donations from her fans.
When I interviewed Val Shawcross, London’s deputy mayor for transport, last month one of the topics we covered was the scaling down of Transport for London’s management structure so that front line staff could be entrusted with more responsibility and those at the top had a better idea of what was happening.
Transport for London has started trials of a new type battery-powered bus stop display screen which could provide a low-cost alternative to the current generation of Countdown displays.