What would you do if you were Mayor of London?

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We Are London
Since: Oct 2015
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Posted: Monday the 7th December 2015 at 11:20


What would you do if you were Mayor of London?


This week we asked: What would you do if you were Mayor of London?

What would you make free?

What would you demolish?

The voice of the London Underground needs changing - who should do it?

Where would you completely overhaul?

Who is London’s biggest villain?


What would you if you were in charge? Let us know...





I'm on the bus
Since: Nov 2015
Posts: 7
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Posted: Thursday the 10th December 2015 at 08:17


Rather than demolish things, I'd encourage redevelopment of empty and semi-derelict sites, some of which are assets to the character of the city - much more so than typical new builds eg National Temperance Hospital.

I'd overhaul signage generally. From making sure there are street signs placed at regular intervals, to completely reinventing directional signage in tube stations (maybe through lines painted on the ground or colour coordinated tunnels), and finding ways to make the big train stations make more sense/be less stressful.

I'd steal the idea of 'fast walking lanes' o the pavement from Liverpool.

I'd sell the water cannons back to Germany and use the money to restart some community youth centres, which would be a lot more help in minimising harm from any future riots.


Leila
Since: Apr 2008
Posts: 24


Posted: Wednesday the 16th December 2015 at 12:59


What would you make free? Higher education - it's a no brainer. Education is a right, not a privilege!

What would you demolish? Not sure if I'd demolish anything, but would definitely make all these brand new luxury flats that are either sitting empty or waiting to be snapped up by an oligarch into affordable housing.

The voice of the London Underground needs changing - who should do it? Frankie Boyle. That'll get commuters talking!

Where would you completely overhaul? Again, all luxury apartment blocks need to be turned into affordable housing, or something like libraries and museums.

Who is London’s biggest villain? Boris. This whole making London the business capital of the world by attracting foreign investment has only benefited big corporations, not Londoners!









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