Mayor of London Ken Livingstone today announced a £10 billion transport investment programme over 5 years.
The proposals include safer pavements and new road crossing, possible Western extension of the congestion charge, cooler tube trains and the construction of the Thames Gateway Bridge linking Greenwich and Newham.
Speaking at City Hall, the Mayor described the plans a “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reverse decades of under-investment” which would “deliver the real improvements in the services and capacity needed to keep London on the move”
Mr Livingstone added, “Londoners and commuters will all benefit, as will families who can take advantage of a whole range of initiatives to make it easier to move around this great city.”
The plans are subject to approval by the Transport for London Board.