TfL's Consultation Process (Supplementary) [7]

Session date: 
October 16, 2002
Question By: 
Elizabeth Howlett
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


Mr Mayor, this is a common problem; it's a local residential problem; it's a problem that people who envisage that they have a problem, have in trying to get people like yourself to do something about it. This issue has been going on for more than two years because my colleague, Samantha Heath, myself and lots of residents had a public meeting to which Dave Wetzel and the proprietors of G1 bus attended. Nothing has been done. The bus that is now put in down this narrow residential road is too large and an even larger bus is envisaged. All these people want is an end to damage to their cars, to congestion and to dangerous driving and, also, drivers exceeding the speed limit.

Your office, Transport for London, has been told about this. You had a letter written to you on 12 June 2001. It even started, "Dear Ken" and I would have thought that you would respond to anybody saying, "Dear Ken", particularly now, during your later time as Mayor. It's a question of communication; it's a question of your difficulty and your office's difficulty in responding to ordinary people in London. Their request is not difficult, it's not huge, it's not going to cost a lot of money, but they are finding a huge nuisance with this bus and it costs them money in repair to their cars because their cars are continually being damaged, and there has been no response for more than two years to this.

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Answer for TfL's Consultation Process (Supplementary) [7]

Answer for TfL's Consultation Process (Supplementary) [7]

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

As I said to Bob Neill, if any particular member wants to come along and discuss any particular problem with the bus route, we will do that.

Whether this is damage caused by bad driving by the bus or by poorly parked vehicles, is a matter I'm not briefed to answer at the present time but I am happy to sit down with the member and going over the instances if she comes along and sees me.