• Some people might be interested in this. I am excited, but then I am a bit of a loser.

    Transport question time with Mayor of London candidates
    5 April 2012, 6.30pm, Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BJ

    In the run up to the Mayor of London election, Living Streets (in partnership with Campaign for Better Transport and Movement for Liveable London) is organising a transport hustings. Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick and Jenny Jones have all confirmed that they or a senior representative will attend.

    The event is your chance to quiz candidates on how they plan to keep London moving over the next four years. And find out how they would go about creating a safer, cleaner and better London for everyone.

    Book your place now: livingstreets.org.uk/take-act­ion/mayor-of-london-transport-hustings/

  • hey bendix, how on earth do I choose a question to ask? Where do i begin? Is there an emphasis on pedestrians or thing closer to the Living Streets agenda?

    ALso will this sell out? Do I need to get in quick?

  • you don't have to choose a question, and it's transport generally (it's in partnership with Campaign for Better Transport and Movement for Liveable London who cover everything), but if you do want to choose one we've had lots relating to things like car free days, extension of the congestion charge, making cycling more accessible, representation at board level in TfL for walking and cycling, 20 mph speed limits, emissions targets, driver attitudes to name a few...

    There've been a couple of hundred bookings so far but get your name on there now and you should be fine.

  • cools - gonna try to get Lucy up for this too - we are starting to have quite heated debates at home about the Mayoral election ;-)

  • tres bien! will be good to see you guys.

  • i'm going

    bump

  • See you there. Come to the pub after too!

  • Time to grill Boris!

  • Say hi! I'll be the one promoting walking in a pair of Sidis.

  • Really enjoyable event - thanks bendix et al. Sorry we sloped off at the end.

    I was really impressed with a lot of what the candidates said (one obvious exception) and there were some great ideas. Some that I had never considered before and some that I was surprised to hear being considered by major parties. I'm not sure if I should be excited or suspicious.

    If there is any interest I can add some notes about who said what.

  • Glad you enjoyed it! @livingstreets tweeted a lot of it: twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/t­ransportqt

    cheers photoben for the ace photos.

  • So LCC suggest voting for Ken and Jenny for the best cycling policy:
    bikebiz.com//news/read/lcc-gi­ves-its-verdict-on-london-mayoral-candid­ates-cycling-manifestos

    and the Guardian also thinks Ken is the man for cycling:
    guardian.co.uk/politics/daveh­illblog/2012/apr/06/ken-livingstone-jenn­y-jones-boris-johnson-london-cycling-pol­icies?newsfeed=true

    Last time Ken was in power he relied on Jenny for advice about cycling which gave us the Boris bikes and the superhighways (Which are crap but perhaps were filtered via the pro-motoring traffic smoothing Boris). Jenny will get my vote!

  • er... has anyone told them they're breaching charity commission regulations?

  • LCC? Yes I wondered that too. I vaguely recall that Oliver said at easts (yes after a few..) that they can express an opinion here

  • er... has anyone told them they're breaching charity commission regulations?

    Interesting question! If you read section E of this charity-commission.gov.uk/Pub­lications/cc9.aspx
    then I think you can say they are on the right side of the rules, because in the above linked article they don't actually recommend who to vote for, they just critique the cycling policies of the main candidates. This is great information to use when deciding if you care about cycling in London, which isn't quite the same thing as a recommendation...

  • So LCC suggest voting for Ken and Jenny for the best cycling policy:
    bikebiz.com//news/read/lcc-gi­ves-its-verdict-on-london-mayoral-candid­ates-cycling-manifestos

    and the Guardian also thinks Ken is the man for cycling:
    guardian.co.uk/politics/daveh­illblog/2012/apr/06/ken-livingstone-jenn­y-jones-boris-johnson-london-cycling-pol­icies?newsfeed=true

    Last time Ken was in power he relied on Jenny for advice about cycling which gave us the Boris bikes and the superhighways (Which are crap but perhaps were filtered via the pro-motoring traffic smoothing Boris). Jenny will get my vote!

    You can vote Green 1st and Red 2nd without losing the vote against Johnson

  • Good advice
    (sounds like a frog in a blender joke)

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