Boris Vows to Improve London’s Roads if Re-elected

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has promised to improve road network in London if he is re-elected.

boris johnson london roadsMayor of London Boris Johnson has promised to improve road network in London if he is re-elected.

Johnson said that he is willing to pump millions of pounds in to the capital’s aging road network and said, “This is a time for London to flourish.”

He also plans to improve the conditions for cyclists after a spate of fatalities towards the end of 2011.

The Mayor also stated that he plans to add a new Thames crossing in East London, which he hopes will be completed within 10 years.

“Yes we want to encourage cleaner, greener modes of transport but many of those modes of transport mean using London’s roads, and for too long they have been the unloved sibling of the mass transit system because politicians have become frightened of even talking about roads – of being fingered as pro-car,” he said.

“No politician likes being called a petrol head but you don’t have to be a petrol head to see the importance of our road network. You don’t have to be J Bonington Jagsworth of the Motorists Liberation Front or Jeremy Clarkson because the people who use roads are also pedestrians and they are cyclists … and they are bus users.”