TfL says it would reduce congestion and support regeneration on both sides of the river, however some local residents and environmental campaigners oppose the scheme, claiming it would increase pollution and traffic.
When I interviewed Val Shawcross, London’s deputy mayor for transport, last month one of the topics we covered was the scaling down of Transport for London’s management structure so that front line staff could be entrusted with more responsibility and those at the top had a better idea of what was happening.
Transport for London has started trials of a new type battery-powered bus stop display screen which could provide a low-cost alternative to the current generation of Countdown displays.
Over the coming months, cameras will be issued to officers in all 32 boroughs policed by the Met, as well as overt firearms officers and those in selected specialist frontline roles.
Attending the display was previously free of charge but in 2014 former Mayor Boris Johnson introduced paid-for ticketing in order to manage the numbers congregating along the Thames and at transport hubs as revellers made their way home.
Mr Khan has made clear his ambition to complete the devolution of rail services to City Hall and Transport for London which began under London’s first Mayor, Ken Livingstone.