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"... Commentators and campaign groups criticised mayoral hopefuls for 'lacking vision' for transport projects for London.
"Since Labour candidate Ken Livingstone, the main challenger to the current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson, announced his 'Fare Deal' - a 7% cut - the two have locked horns time and again over the issue.
"Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick cast doubts on Labour's promise, saying it would eat into funds meant for investment. ... Green Party candidate Jenny Jones said Transport for London 'is up to its ears in debt... which is why the other parties aren't promising even more brand new unfunded schemes'.
- Campaign for Better Transport said it wanted the new mayor to make £98m available over three years for improving bus and rail links and promote cycling in outer London.
- Passenger watchdog, London TravelWatch, also called for more buses for outer London, making streets more pedestrian-friendly and the removal of gyratory systems and one-way roads.
- Lianna Etkind, from disability charity Transport for All, said: 'More than big flagship projects, disabled and older Londoners simply want to be able to use the trains and buses that are already there'."