- The RMT has announced that Tube drivers on the Piccadilly line are set to strike in a row over working conditions [ITV News].
- But despite record numbers, delays are down.
- The West End Commissioner (and the Standard) want a 24 hour service on the Tube.
- The Mayor has reopened plans to consult on a new bridge at Gallions Reach, reports the BBC, but not everyone is happy at the idea.
A House of Commons report calls for Heathrow expansion. The Mayor has other ideas:
The current two-runway airport was "not adequate for the needs of the UK" and expansion of Heathrow was "long overdue", they said.
But Mr Johnson said that a third runway would be "obsolete" by the time it was built, and that today's report made plain that advocates of this solution were effectively calling for a four-runway Heathrow, which he said would be "environmentally and politically undeliverable".
Incidentally, BA says that even if a new hub airport were built it might not choose to move there [Independent].
- The Next Web reviews the 'ultimate' parking app for Londoners, Yellow Line.
- The Mayor has been promoting
himselfthe economic benefits of the New Bus for London to the UK [Evening Standard].
- Meanwhile, Londonist looks at the price tag for each bus.
Darren Johnson, writing in The Guardian, questions the Mayor's cycling policy:
Outer London has missed the cycling revolution and that needs to change urgently. Johnson should promise to fund any borough who come forward with a strong, viable plan.
And Christian Wolmar gives his view, here.