Anti-Social Music on Buses (Supplementary) [3]

Session date: 
November 15, 2006
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you, Mayor. I was very surprised at the strength of the response that came back through my e-panel on this one and, in particular, how many young people also find it irritating. There is a sense in which playing music out loud on buses is a bit like graffiti, it is aggressive and it gives people a sense of they are not safe, it is not a controlled environment.

I am pleased to hear what you say about the campaign on bus stops. I do want to have an assurance that TfL will address this seriously and I do think we need to have posters and warning signs on all of the buses and trams themselves. I do not think that is quite you said was it?

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Answer for Anti-Social Music on Buses (Supplementary) [3]

Answer for Anti-Social Music on Buses (Supplementary) [3]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am told that in the past TfL has found that notices inside buses tend not to have much effect or impact. It is much more people standing at the bus stop while they are waiting for their bus who read it. I am quite happy to revisit this because this is merely the technical advice I have had.

I think there is also a way that with too many notices inside the bus, no one reads any of them, and some of them have public safety and legal ramifications.