Oh dear, I liked Ken. Now he’s gone from office. Ken Livingstone really understood public transport and did something about it. And the congestion charge…(which was my idea!!!*)… took someone with real guts to push it through. We need more people like him to fight the car lobby – to get people to change their behaviour and do something for their environment.
(Image from “Underground Etiquette”. Worth a read.)
(*By which I mean I’d been fantasizing some years before his election about the idea of taking out lots of cars from the core of the city, pedestrianising more areas, thereby reducing traffic and emissions and noise and fumes and so forth. They said it couldn’t be done…)