It's that time of year (again).
Below, culled from across the web, are the transport policies of the Conservative, Green, Independent, Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP candidates running for Mayor of London. If we've missed anything, please let us know.
Siobhan Benita - Independent
- Freeze fares on London transport until April 2014
- Extend Tube service to 1.30am on Friday and Saturdays and work towards skeleton rail service to key outer borough stations.
- Make better use of the Thames
- Reduce congestion caused by road works
- Support for the Times Cycling Campaign
- Improved accessibility to transport network
- (all the above culled from Ms Benita's policies page)
Boris Johnson - Conservative
- Support of HS2 "so long as it's right for London"
- 'No idling' campaign
- Vow to 'fix' roads to make them safer and less congested
- A new road tunnel between the Greenwich Peninsular and Silvertown (within the decade)
- A new ferry running between Beckton and Thamesmead at Gallions Reach (delivered by 2017)
- Support for estuary airport
- All London rail services brought under the Mayor's control.
- Every Londoner over 60 to travel free under the Freedom Pass.
- More new Routemasters (when they arrive).
- Introduce driverless trains on the Tube network.
- To cut Tube delays by 30% by 2015.
- Complete upgrades of District, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan Lines and Victoria Station by 2018.
- Four cycle superhighways by 2013, and a further four by 2015.
Jenny Jones - Green
- Opposition to HS2
- Pay As You Go road pricing (full report commissioned by the Lib Dems here)
- Investing in a 'danger reduction programme' so that an extra 100,000 parents and children can cycle to school.
- Smarter travel through trade in schemes on Oyster/car club vouchers etc.
- Very low emission zone in central London
- All buses low emission hybrids or better by 2016.
- Make a third of all stations step-free by 2018.
- For public transport to be cheaper than driving.
Ken Livingstone - Labour
- An emergency 5% fares cut in the Autumn of 2012
- No further fare rises in 2013
- From January 2014 no further fare rises above RPI inflation (more here)
- Supports HS2
- Will bring all suburban rail services under the Mayor's control.
- Support for CrossRail 2 & 3.
- Will link West End theatre deals with Oyster usage.
- To bring the cycle scheme into scope of the Freedom Pass.
- A third of all Tube stations to be step-free.
- Four year freeze of £10 congestion charge.
- Return Freedom Pass age to 60.
Brian Paddick - Lib Dem
- A one hour bus ticket
- Cheaper fares for pre-rush hour travellers
- Introduction of part-time travel cards (more here)
- Supports HS2
Lawrence Webb - UKIP
- Restricting LEZ extension