Being Mayor isn’t just about having fun at the Olympics and getting freebie jaunts around the world as London’s representative, you know. Oh no. Much of Bozza’s job (as far as we can tell) appears to be dealing with the transport issues facing the capital.
Boris bikes. Bendy buses. Other transport alliterations. These things take up much of the Mayor’s time, and this week is no exception. The Mayor has announced plans for a brand new road crossing under the Thames for the east of the capital within the next 10 years.
“When I look at London, I see a city of incredible potential and tonight I will make the case for a huge new phase of investment in the capital, including a major new river crossing east of Tower Bridge,” said Mr Johnson in an address to government leaders.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the proposed tunnel will run between the Greenwich peninsula and Silvertown in the Royal Docks. It will have a capacity of 2,400 vehicles an hour in each direction, and will relieve pressure on existing tunnels at Blackwall and Rotherhithe to the west.
Bozza added: “We are in the right time zone, speak the right language and have the young, skilled population to continue to attract investment from the world’s greatest businesses. This is not a time for London to falter it is a time for London to flourish.”