London is a fantastically successful and exciting city. But it could so easily be even better. The mayor’s transport policies have been stuck in a time warp and simply lead to congestion and chaos. Our wonderful capital needs an environment designed around walking, cycling and public transport. It’s time to focus on people, not cars. For our health and wealth, London’s transport needs a radical rethink and I am the person to make it happen.
I have not taken this step lightly, but I am very excited about it. I am not a politician but I have skills and experience to offer which, with your help, can lead to an even better London.
I have been writing about transport for 20 years and I have strong views on what needs to be done. This involves radical changes, especially in the field of transport. London needs a vision to turn it into a city fit for the 21st century, rather than harking back to the past. The way the transport system was used during the Olympics points the way forward. Central London attracts millions of tourists every year and yet much of it remains designed around the needs of the few car drivers that enter the centre. Cyclists are still not given priority even though at times they now form a majority of the traffic. Outer London where alternatives to driving are more difficult to find, could also greatly benefit from a focus on other means of transport such as express buses and orbital cycle routes.
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Christian is using his bike and public transport on his campaign:
Miles Christian has cycled for his campaign = 235