This January the Mayor of London plans to raise fares by six per cent, with some increasing far more: the price of a single bus journey on Oyster will go up by 11 per cent, to £1.
Yet at the same time the Mayor has cancelled investment to improve the city's transport system, and is throwing away millions of pounds by cancelling measures like the planned £25-a-day charge on the worst polluting cars, like Chelsea Tractors, in central London and taking one of the richest parts of London, Kensington and Chelsea, out of the Congestion Charging Zone.
At a time of financial crisis the Mayor should be helping Londoners by holding down fares and investing in key public services like transport. He is doing the opposite, hitting ordinary Londoners in the pocket.
We demand that January's above-inflation fare increases be cancelled.
Progressive London campaigns to maintain and develop the progressive policies which London pursued at the beginning of the 21st century prior to the election of the present Tory London administration.
The campaign was inaugurated by Ken Livingstone, and aims to bring together a broad coalition to meet the needs of a 21st century world city and campaigns and organises on issues such as improvement in living standards and quality of life, investment in good public services, safety for Londoners against crime, equality for women, support for London as a multi-cultural city, opposition to all forms of racism, fascism, and discrimination based on sexual orientation, support for employment rights and trade unions, protection of the environment, a better deal for young Londoners, promotion of a thriving, diverse cultural life in London and support for democracy and social progress internationally.
Progressive London will work together with all those who support these policies, and this entire culture, which have made London the most successful city in the world, and are now under attack from the new Tory administration in the Greater London Authority led by the Mayor, and by Tory controlled boroughs.