transport for london

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Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Richard Turfitt, Sarah Bell

Prevent bus companies from bullying drivers

Bus companies profit from operating mileage Because of the competition among bus operators bus drivers often are bullied:  When requesting to take a toilet break When driving under speed limits When we have a faulty bus When assisting passengers When raising a safety concern When running late in service When with a cold/hot bus The above list is not exhaustive.  It is unacepptable that a bus driver has to put up with bullying language and forms of intimidation by the bus companies. Usually threatened in the cab or victimised at work in a dark corner. The threats are usually failure of probation, termination of employment contract,  limit chance of promotion in the structures of the company and finishing late.  Bus drivers often find themselves being called "trouble maker" for acting in the interest of safety.  We call on the traffic commissioner to investigate and make objection on all renewals of bus operators license in London. As part of the investigation we ask the commissioner to read the "driven to distraction" report by the London Assembly.  Hold bus operators accountable by ensuring all the recommendations in the driven to distraction report are adhered to by TfL and it's Bus Operators.   All radio communications are recorded between bus driver and the bus operator, we would like an audit carried out on the calls regularly and randomly to ensure bus drivers are not bullied.  Implement professional radio protocol to bus drivers with language that are not deemed to be pressuring or intimidating.  There have been far too many injuries and deaths bus related and accidents due to the bullying culture from Bus companies. By law the public, police, trade associations and a trade union can object the renewal of a bus operators license. Thus this petition falls under the category as public and trade union as bus workers in London are members of UNITE the Union.  There are 25,000 bus workers in London and we aim to reach all passengers, public and bus drivers themselves calling for change.     

Muhsin (Moe) Manir
1,469 supporters
Decision maker responded 2 months ago

Petition to Transport For London, Sadiq Khan, Kate Hoey, Cllr Jen Mosley, Cllr Kevin Craig, Cllr Ben Kind, Leonie Cooper, Caroline Russell, Jenette Arnold, Shaun Bailey, Tony Arbour, David Kurten, Cllr Jenny Brathwaite, Sue Foster, Val Shawcross

TfL - rethink Waterloo Imax roundabout proposals without destroying our trees

Transport for London (TfL) wants to create a poorly placed 100m cycle lane that would destroy these mature tree amongst others, in the process.  It’s part of TfL’s plan to provide a concrete pedestrianised area by closing off part of the IMAX roundabout in Waterloo SE1 i.e. an essential transport route in south London and forcing traffic into quiet residential streets, thus causing more pollution and grinding London to a halt. The air quality in Lambeth is some of the worst in London. Our magnificent trees help to absorb carbon dioxide. The few lollipop trees that TfL propose to replace them with, would be nowhere near as big. This ill-conceived idea must be challenged. The proposed new 'public realm' that TfL wants to create would gain us only around 1065m2 of pedestrainised space compared to what we have now - that's less than 1/6 of a football pitch!  Most of this new space would be concrete and the handful of new trees TfL want to plant instead, would be mere saplings. Our existing trees are over 30m high and have stood on this public space for over 40 years, providing vital respite in the shade as well as being a home to many birds/wildlife. These changes would also mean TfL closing off a vital right turn into Stamford Street, a major eastbound link. No alternatives have been offered to reduce the pollution and disturbance that this would inevitably cause and residential streets would become congested rat-runs as a result. Green spaces should not be created by causing havoc in closing off roads. TfL are also proposing to close valuable pedestrian-only space i.e. the underpasses that surround the roundabout, thus forcing everyone to share limited road-level space and unnecessarily exposing pedestrians to vehicles and bicycles.  And creating random short cycle lanes that do not link to other cycles lanes is sheer madness (but it ticks London Plan boxes, right?) There must be a better layout for cycling. No one asked for this 'new public realm' that TfL wants to foist upon us; several pedestrian realms/spaces already exist e.g. outside St John's Church in Waterloo (King's Plaza) which is now under threat. This proposal would be an environmental disaster and a money-making scheme for TfL who want to put retail kiosks on the new pedestriansed space. Please spread the word about this petition to prevent TfL's misguided attempts to 'green' our city by creating more concrete and bottlenecks.

Treedom Fighters
432 supporters