On National No Smoking Day Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, has welcomed the decision by Transport for London to install no smoking signs in all of its bus shelters.
By the end of April ‘no smoking’ stickers will now be added to 9,800 bus shelters which currently have no signage. At present just 2700 of London bus shelters have no smoking signage. In response to previous requests to install ‘no smoking’ signs the Mayor suggested that merely placing ‘no smoking’ signs at new and refurbished bus shelters was satisfactory.
Explaining why the new signage is so welcome Caroline Pidgeon said:
“Whatever one thinks about smoking no one, and especially children, should be forced to inhale cigarette smoke simply because they are waiting for a bus.
“This long overdue decision to make all of London’s bus shelters no smoking is good news for the lungs of London’s children.”
Notes to editors:
1. The Mayoral Answer to Caroline Pidgeon’s recent question confirming that all London bus shelters will have ‘no smoking’ stickers installed in them.
2. The previous policy of the Mayor and TfL towards no smoking signage at bus shelters: