The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has just started a campaign to encourage people back to London and it is called Let’s do London which leaves me to wonder, why?
On the last three times I went, all relatively recently, firstly to purchase a new bed for my wife’s aesthetics clinic where I unfortunately strayed into a deserted bus lane whilst looking for the business in question and I received a hefty fine.
The next occasion I dropped our daughter to her boyfriend and made the mistake of using a back route I used to use when I worked in London, unfortunately I came across a bus only road but was committed to turning and had no opportunity to stop suddenly and try to reverse away so once again I received a hefty fine.
Lastly, when we were delivering an orange plant to our son I made the error of thinking that I wouldn’t be charged the Congestion Zone as it was a Bank Holiday, sadly I was wrong and I received a hefty fine.
Now we have the Congestion Charge Zone expanding and the chargeable hours increasing together with the introduction of the ULEZ Ultra Low Emission Zone charge I have to say as a motorist I am not feeling remotely welcomed in London.
The last time I went to London it was absolutely heaving with people quite a few of whom were only too happy to spill out onto the road as if they owned it which I thought a bit of a cheek as I’m fairly certain pedestrians don’t pay any tax to use the road, unlike us motorists.
So as far as I’m concerned Mr Sadiq Khan with regard to your Let’s do London campaign, I’m inclined to say, LET’S NOT, I shall take myself and my car to somewhere where I feel more welcomed and spend my money there.