Reading the Metro paper on the tube this morning I learned that Singapore, the city that our planners in Colombo are emulating, is the most expensive city in the world.
Another news item about the transformation of London’s infrastructure (London is the 16th most expensive city in the world) suggests ideas actually WORTH emulating. Talking about changes to the road infrastructure it says…
….. This programme is part of wider plans expected to help create 5,000 new homes and 4,000 new jobs in the area. A public consultation will begin later this month and work will start early next year. [my emphasis]
…. In addition, the IMAX roundabout at Waterloo will be redeveloped to create better facilities at Waterloo station as well as improved facilities for cyclists. [my emphasis]
All this to ensure that London “remains one of the most economically productive, vibrant, accessible and attractive world cities”.
Creating homes not destroying, consulting with citizens, recognising non-motorised transport, - maybe Boris and Gota ought to have a chat….