Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Boris Johnson

London Mayor: Get Bigshots Out of Cars, Onto Transit “Like Everybody Else”

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London Mayor Boris Johnson, whose entertaining quotes about Mike Bloomberg have been ricocheting around New York’s political circles today, could teach a thing or two to the candidates running for mayor here in NYC. Yesterday, “Boris from Islington” called in to a radio talk show with a recorded question for Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg about Parliament’s profligate […]

Streetfilms: London’s Campaign for People-First Public Spaces

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In 2002, then-mayor of London Ken Livingstone launched the 100 Public Spaces Programme, a campaign to better realize the potential of the city’s public realm. With guidance from Jan Gehl, the initiative emphasized reclaiming space for pedestrians and enhancing street life. Soon after Boris Johnson defeated Livingstone in last year’s election, the new mayor shook […]