Scotland Yard says almost 19,000 policing hours have been saved after its decision to issue SmartWater kits to thousands of homes helped cut burglary rates by almost 30 per cent.
According to TfL, the tunnel 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 in the area.
Mr Khan’s decision to continue with the scheme proved unpopular with some local campaigners and Green party members of the London Assembly who claimed there was “no case for the Garden Bridge on transport, horticulture or tourism grounds.”
Union members are unhappy about pay, staffing and pension arrangements for workers employed by Tube Lines, the former PPP contractor bought out by London Underground.
First elected to the Assembly at the inaugural City Hall elections in 2000, Mrs Shawcross represented Lambeth and Southwark for 16 years before stepping down at this month’s election.
As part of its plans to introduce the new night Tube, Transport for London proposed cutting the frequency of some night bus routes in expectation that significancy numbers of passengers would transfer from the bus to the Tube.
First announced in 2013 by Mr Johnson and then Tube boss Mike Brown, now TfL Commissioner, the service was due to start last September and is set to make getting home after a night out easier and cheaper for thousands of Londoners.
The Mayor of London was challenged by Assembly Members on several pledges made in his election manifesto and throughout his campaign. But when asked to confirm or clarify key policies on housing, transport, policing and the green belt, the Mayor was forced to row back.
A well connected Westminster type tells me that ministers are considering moving the date of the next Mayor of London election from May 2020 to avoid Sadiq Khan’s re-election bid clashing with the general election.