A free bicycle for every household, huge subsidies for public transport and
a ban on cars on Sundays were just some of the policies put forward today by
London mayor candidate Malcolm McLaren, reports the Press Assocation.
The maverick former Sex Pistols manager said it was time to start "flying
the flag for independence in London" and ensure the city was run by Londoners
not the "provincial elite" of Tony Blair's Government.
He was speaking in London's West End after recording an address to go out on
the Internet this afternoon as part of his drive to create a "web site
Quizzed on his transport policy, he said: "If I can lure people out of cars
to make it feel more sexy on a carless day like a Sunday, to ride a bicycle,
then I can connect Londoners to the landscape.
"Londoners deserve a gift."
That was why he would give each London household a bicycle.
Maclaren's formal campaign launch is scheduled for March but the address can be
found at www.vitaminic.co.uk.