Boris Johnson is narrowly leading Ken Livingstone in the polls

Boris Johnson is narrowly leading Ken Livingstone in the polls

 

Bus lane access hangs in the balance

By Steve Farrell -

General news

 03 April 2008 13:44

Boris Johnson is a fraction ahead of Ken Livingstone in the race to win London’s mayoral election on May 1, according to a poll published today.

The outcome of the battle is likely to determine whether motorcycles are allowed to use London’s bus lanes, with Johnson promising to open them to us and Livingstone steadfastly refusing.

It’s also likely to influence decisions on whether motorcyclists are allowed to use bus lanes elsewhere in the country as many local authorities are looking to the capital for guidance.

According to today’s Guardian/ICM poll, Johnson is first choice for 42% of Londoners, compared to 41% for Livingstone.