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Tim Lund wrote:Eagle wrote:My Bus services have improved if anything.
I sympathise with Syd's general complaint that bus passengers are treated as less important than the richer sections of society, who can afford to run cars or use trains to commute to regular paying jobs. However, there have to be numbers from TfL to test Eagle's impression. My own impression is that the service has held up.
Some info on bus performance here http://www.tfl.gov.uk/businessandpartners/busoperators/1552.aspx . I think the standard measure we use are excess wait time (for high frequency services), punctuality (for low frequency services and kilometres lost. There are other indicators in those reports too. I suppose closest to your discussion is maybe bus km operated which has been increasing for the last 20-odd years but recently flattening out a bit. It’s in the Long Term Trend pdf in the link.
I can’t find anything that goes down to individual routes but you could always try a Freedom of Information request for anything really specific. The Travel in London report has loads of info on numbers of trips by mode and such like.
Eagle wrote:Can we change the heading. Most of us are decent citizens and therefore not campaigning for Livingstone.
mosy wrote:Well, and some of this is tongue in cheek: Aside from Tim Lund mentioning planning as a concern within the mayoral remit though not favouring one party or another, no-one's told me who to vote for or why (transport excepted as a given).
mosy wrote: Should I just wait (as an average voter) to get leaflets through the door? Sure I could go online and find out what mayoral duties are, but like leaflets all propaganda is made up of fine words
If you've ever wished you were born in the 19th century, when there were so many obvious inventions and ideas to hook for yourself, then I seriously recommend you become a coder, because future nerds will look back on this time with the exact same envy. But that leap forward will be tediously retarded if we don't make the governmentallow us to use the pavements.
mosy wrote:, so perhaps those clearly on one side or the other could explain to average voter me how so, especially since both Ken and Boris have spoken against the party line during their time (other candidates are available). Thinking future rather than past, so any past loyalty is irrelevant if a floating voter looking forwards not backwards.
I thank you. *Bows politely*
Eagle wrote:I believe Chris is a New Labour Councillor.
I ... believe that Livingstone has had his day ...
a political structure whose relevance is steadily decreasing
Alex Feakes wrote:a political structure whose relevance is steadily decreasing
Tim - I don't necessarily disagree with the above, though I would caution against frustration about 'the system' leading to the baby being thrown out with the bathwater. I would be interested to know, however, what you think the local civic & politlcal structures will, or should, look like in the future.
[Just in case anyone is wondering, I won't be campaigning for Ken]
This was as much as admitted by Aileen Buckton when in response to a question of mine at a Sydenham Assembly, she said that Lewisham did not know where its strengths and weaknesses were, so all they could do was to cut 25% across all departments, instead of investing in efficient departments as Lewisham pooled services with other boroughs, and concentrate the cuts in poorly performing departments.
Dear Mrs Lund
I am writing to let you know that you can now get real‑time bus information on your phone, Smartphone or online, which you might find useful if you travel by bus in London. It enables you to find out when your bus is due, no matter where you are, giving you control of your journey.
So if you are at work, home or out with your friends, you can now just text your bus stop code to 87287* or go online to find out when your bus will arrive at your stop.
You can find your bus stop code above the information panel at your bus stop, or go online and locate your bus stop using a street name, postcode or route number.
To use the service, for more information or to view a short ’How to’ film, please visit tfl.gov.uk/buses
Managing Director, Surface Transport
Eagle wrote:Trouble is Lewisham has been for many decades a one party state with all that entails.
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: community.
Paul Richards, Society Guardian, 10 Jan 2001 wrote:the true test of the new political system will be whether the tenant with the broken window, the library user wanting longer opening hours, or the dog walker wanting a graffiti-free park, will notice any difference
Hugh Flouch, Networked Neighbourhoods wrote:Glad to hear that you got some value out of yesterday.
A point of clarification on what I said on behalf of Networked Neighbourhoods. The views I expressed about Lewisham Council referred to their attitude and practice only as it relates to citizen-run neighbourhood websites, which was very much more open and positive than most other councils we encountered during our research. I made no comment about 'Our Lewisham Our Say' or any of Lewisham Council's other online properties.
Neither are we funded by Capital Ambition. They were the leading sponsor of our research last year, for which we were grateful. However neither they nor any of the other sponsors (including Cisco, Experian and Cap Gemini) sought in any way to influence the findings of our research. Capital Ambition were a victim of the recent cuts and ceased to exist this Spring.
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