Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stop Deaths From Air Pollution: Part 2.

Transport is one of the biggest causes of Air Pollution, particularly in urban environments.

There are many simple and cost effective solution to reduce pollution from transport which have been ignored.

In London 4267 people a year die from pollution. Boris Johnson has been Mayor for 6 years in which time 25,602 people have died from pollution yet he has not implemented a single effective policy to reduce pollution. This is confirmed by Air Quality Measurements

The failed Air Quality strategies implemented by the Mayor of London are replicated by Local Authorities throughout the country, who falsely believe that because they have been implemented in London that they must be effective.

In fact the Mayor of London’s strategies do not comply with Public Law; they are not evidence based, reasonable, rational or for proper purpose.

He tried to cheat air quality measurements by spraying dust suppressant at the test measurement locations.

Taxi Age Limit
He has implemented a taxi age limit which he knew would not reduce pollution and has been proven to have failed by a Defra report in May 2013 following testing by the Environmental Research Group at Kings College who tested the emissions from tens of thousands of vehicles.

He has wasted millions of pounds of Public money on his vanity ‘New Bus for London’ or ‘Boris Bus’ project. If this money had been spent on HyBrid buses there would have been a massive reduction in pollution.

Tim Yeo and Boris Johnson have implemented improper and unlawful air quality strategies in London which they knew would not reduce pollution, but had the sole purpose of making money for Yeo’s company.
This has not even been reported let alone any action taken to hold them to account.

Yeo used his position as Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee to initiate a taxi age limit in London and at the same time was Chairman of the company selling the taxis that drivers were forced to buy as a result of Yeo’s policy.

The Mayor of London knew before he introduced the taxi age limit that Yeo’s new taxi actually created more pollution than the older taxis that drivers were forced to scrap. For evidence of this claim, please go to:

The Mayors air quality strategies have been blatantly corrupt and as a result ineffective. 

At the same time 4267 people a year are dying in London from pollution with tens of thousands suffering poor health (including respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer) which costs the NHS millions of pounds each year.

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Signed said...

Sign sign sign

Don't forget to advise your members to do so all you trade orgs.

Anonymous said...

bring back ken. at least he was'nt as bad as them tory poofs

Anonymous said...

Typical Taxi Driver logic.

Let's remind ourselves just what Ken did in his 4 years as Mayor

Ken bought in Satellite offices under his STaN initiative.

He then seconded Cab enforcement to ticket fraud on the tube and buses. He did away with the extras and bought in 12 mile limit, day men lost out big time.

He wanted to ban Taxis and cars from Oxford street leaving just buses, plus he wanted PH to be able to use major ranks including mainline stations.

He was a big supporter of rickshaws bikes and lets not forget, Boris bikes was originally his idea.

After stating that the Taxi trade was too English, too white, too male, he bought in Ken's ethnic knowledge.
People from non English backgrounds were given finance help and pushed unfairly through the knowledge in a matter of months.

Let's also not forget the drunken anti-Semitic attack he launched on a journalist

Ken Went on to defended his decision to share a platform with a homophobic Islamic preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi and also announced. Ken promised to turn London into a “beacon” for the words of the Prophet Mohammed in a sermon at one of the capital’s most controversial mosques.

I'm sure there's so much more but just thinking about him makes me sick to my stomach .

Wouldn't piss on Ken if he was on fire

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:33

Yes there is lots more

Such as allegations of Ken's links to Islamic fundamentalism.

In 2010, in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, he campaigned against his own party’s candidate to back a controversial independent politician, Lutfur Rahman, sacked by Labour for his links to a Muslim extremist group, the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE).

During his mayoralty, Mr Livingstone’s London Development Agency channelled hundreds of thousands of pounds to the East London Mosque in Tower Hamlets, controlled by the IFE, even though senior LDA managers strongly opposed the grant. In return, IFE activists campaigned strongly for him at the 2008 mayoral elections, boasting that they "got out the vote" for Mr Livingstone and achieving dramatic swings to him in their east London heartland.

Mr Livingstone also gave thousands of pounds of public money to the Muslim Welfare House, a charity closely associated with the Finsbury Park Mosque, which signed an open letter backing his re-election campaign in 2008.

Anonymous said...

Is there some kind of 'arms race' going on as to who is or was t
He worst Mayor for the can trade.

Johnson and Livingstone are equally as bad!

Anonymous said...

The argument that Ken Livingstone was not good so it is therefore acceptable for Boris Johnson to be corrupt is not a reasonable argument.
its a fact that the Taxi Age Limit is improper and unlawful.
The taxi trade should make a united stand on this one point as it proves beyond any doubt that TFL is not fit for purpose.
The taxi trade will not get reasonable decisions on anything until it gets rid of Boris Johnson

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should look at the third world transport (rickshaws) they allow to block up our roads slowing down the traffic to an almost stop allowing bus and general traffic to pump out all those horrible fumes! About Ken people have short memories as to the issues he created to London when he was in charge of the GLC

Anonymous said...

Johnson is a clown and so was Livingstone.

We need a new face at City Hall.