Ken Livingstone - Articles and news items
In December I attended the inauguration of the new T3 tram system in Paris at an event attended by Mayors from across the world. What the event underlined was the central role that transport has in making a city a truly world city. It is only through investment in transport infrastructure that a city can ensure its global competitiveness, and can continue to prosper as its population grows. It also demonstrates that the world is becoming increasingly aware of the need for transport solutions that safeguard our environment. These ideas are central to London’s transport policy – and will continue to be developed and put into practice in 2007.
London is the fastest growing, and most diverse, major city in Europe. Our population of 7.4 million people is projected to grow by 810,000 by 2016. An efficient and reliable transport system is crucial to London’s growth and prosperity.