Joined up thinking on transport

While Livingstone is scrabbling around signing up Labour members to his latest chain letter, Boris has been thinking about ways to improve London’s transport.

Livingstone will be blissfully unaware that traveling around suburban London is a nightmare, if he ever bothered to venture out of zone 1 he might realise. Boris on the other hand, has visited Bexley and Bromley more times in the last 8 months than Livingstone has in the last 8 years.

And because he has listened to commuters on those visits, he has come up with a proposal to help people move around outer London without having to rely on their cars. By linking major outer London town centers with a fast bus service, people will be able go from Bexley to Bromley or from Bromley to Croydon without having to fight their way into central London.

There is more to transport policy than taxing cars!

4 responses to “Joined up thinking on transport

  1. Do people in Bromley use buses? I thought they were for the types of people who did not attend public/grammar schools.The Croydon tram has not really been successful in connecting outer London in the way that it should, so why does Boris think that people will use fast bus services between the suburbs? And how will he make them go fast, all the roads are quiet jammed enough already. Rails are the only solution and you can start with extending the DLR to Eltham, Bromley and Beckenham (connecting to the Croydon tram).

  2. Do people in Bromley use buses? I thought they were for the types of people who did not attend public/grammar schools.The Croydon tram has not really been successful in connecting outer London in the way that it should, so why does Boris think that people will use fast bus services between the suburbs? And how will he make them go fast, all the roads are quiet jammed enough already. Rails are the only solution and you can start with extending the DLR to Eltham, Bromley and Beckenham (connecting to the Croydon tram).

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