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Boris Johnson - Good or Bad for cycling in London

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by cupoftea, 3 Aug 2007.

  1. cupoftea

    cupoftea New Member

    Location:
    London
    Ken's leaving and we need to replace him

    But who with?

    Boris said the other day that if elected he'd get the police to use undercover bike and prosecute motorist who drive too close or endanger cyclist

    So what do people think, Good or Bad for cycling in London?
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    sounds like silly electioneering to me, he's not all bad but he can be a serious arse sometimes
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I don't normally go in for single issue politics, but when the issue is cycling I make an exception. Come one Boris, go on my son!
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    As I'm not a Londoner, I can't really poke my nose in but..

    I'd like it if he said he was going to use undercover cycle police to stop all road users infringing the Highway Code - motorised and cyclists. Drivers aren't going to see the point unless the law is applied fairly... They'll just end up feeling victimised and regurgitating the lycra lout stereotype...
     
  5. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Anything has got to be better than seeing ken's arse-face on TV again.

    The sooner he hooks up with Janet Street-Porter and they both fukk off to Cuba, the better......

    At least we'd never have to hear those voices again
     
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    Kens been good for London, far better than the people the tories and Labour would have foisted on us with agenda and strings controlling them
     
  7. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Ken has done well with the buses.

    That's it.........
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    rubbish

    he's been an independant voice for London

    tfl
    congestion charge
    traffic light timing and road improvements

    without trying
     
  9. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    congestion charge worked for about a month, now it's just a tax, the roads are as clogged as ever.

    Independent voice for London? Well, yes, so long as it is his voice and noone else's.

    The only thing timed about the traffic lights is along the edge of the CC, and even then it's often fukked.....


    He's great at spending money on crap though, I'll give him that. I guess you were happy to pay for his little trip to go and suck off Castro and Chavez, he loves the idea of thick peasants with power......
     
  10. cupoftea

    cupoftea New Member

    Location:
    London
    Forget Ken, he can't stand again.

    And in that case who do we want?
     
  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    congestion charge works, you've just forgotten what it was like before, and even if it doesn't work it raises money for London and even London's roads, paid for by the people that use them and that's a good thing

    the traffic lights are bloody slow these days to smooth traffic flow, that works too, again I think you've just forgotten what it was like before

    as for trips and the like, they all do that sort of stuff, he just gets picked over by the media because he's a bogey man while the other politicians get let off, so yeah, relative to the regular MPs swanning around and costing me 100s of thousands of tax payers money I am happy
     
  12. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    You can think I've forgotten all you like, but since I live on the boundary of the zone, I've got a pretty good idea of how it was and is.

    Since I voted that there not be a mayor in the first place, perhaps we can never agree on this one. Given that we got a mayor, I was quite supportive of ken at first, but his megalomania has since changed my opinion. Whilst I can say i appreciate some of what he has done to London's roads, I can't say i like seeing him meddling in every aspect of life here, constantly trying to monitor us and tax us for more and more, and his plastering of his crappy symbol on every single evnt which takes place......
     
  13. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    he's more megalomaniacal than Blair or Brown or the filthy quangos and committees they foist on us?

    if you didn't want a mayor for london than no-one will meet with your approval surely?

    I think he's made London better, given a voice to London if nothing else, I think once we get a party man beholden to his party then you'll see all sort of politics and regret not having an independent (small i) and headstrong mayor

    I also think that too many people can't see through the way the popular media chose to portray people
     
  14. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    What is it with London that it seems set to always elect a muppet?
     
  15. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I don't think you can refer to Boris as being beholden to his party.......

    He seems more beholden to ancient athens or something......