Petition to save 13 bus goes to City Hall

A petition to save the 13 bus route from Golders Green to Aldwych has been presented by campaigners from the Labour Party to Andrew Dismore, London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden. ( photo attached) The petition attracted 1870 signatures after a month long campaign.

The petition calls on Transport for London (TfL) to “reconsider its plans to rename the 82 bus the ‘13’ and remove the 13 bus route, thereby reducing the frequency of buses along the Finchley Road.” The current 13 bus route is from Golders Green to Aldwych, via Finchley Road, Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus.

Mr Dismore said:

‘I was one of the first to recognise what TfL’s misleading consultation actually aimed to do. In my opinion, TfL wanted to reduce bus routes along Finchley Road to reduce traffic after they try to implement Cycle Superhighway 11, and to have to divert fewer bus routes from Oxford Street, in anticipation of the pedestrianisation.’

‘I helped scotch Boris Johnson’s scheme to scrap the 13 bus last year. It is an extremely important bus service for residents of North West London to get to Central London, passing through many popular destinations, such as Baker Street, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and The Strand.

‘I am submitting the petition, which I support, to TfL and will formally present it to the Assembly at the next Plenary meeting’13 bus petition