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...
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......
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
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......
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