The latest Mayoral poll while generally good news for Boris Johnson shows that when it comes to transport, most Londoners simply don't trust him.
The reason for this should be obvious. Just take a look at his manifesto from 2008:
"after eight years of a Labour Mayor, we too often spend our mornings and evenings in cramped, overcrowded carriages or sitting for hours in traffic, and we pay the highest fares in Europe."
And after almost four years of a Tory Mayor we still spend our mornings and evenings in cramped and overcrowded carriages, and now pay even higher fares than before.
"We have had to watch as vital reports and fresh ideas have been suppressed, while this Labour Mayor has pursued far-flung projects, completely out of touch with Londoners’ concerns."
Unlike Boris's totally in-touch airport in Kent and totally down-to-earth cable car over the Thames.
"I will also re-instate tidal flow in the Blackwall tunnel at the earliest opportunity."
"I will commission a trial of orbital express bus routes for outer London."
Trial commissioned. No new buses.
"I will vigorously oppose the Government’s plans to increase the Dartford crossing toll, and campaign for residents in neighbouring London boroughs to be given a discount"
No discount given.
"I want the Tube to open for one hour later on Friday and Saturday nights, so Londoners can get home safely late at night."
"I will also fight for the long-term investment that London needs, for projects such as a tram for Oxford Street"
"I will look to reduce the disruption caused by strikes on the Tube by negotiating a no- strike deal, in good faith, with the Tube unions."
A ludicrous promise which he hasn't even tried to implement.
"I will stop the planned ticket office closures"
"We will broker a deal with a private company to bring thousands of bikes to the capital at no cost to the taxpayer."
Total cost to taxpayer so far: £140 million and counting.
Is it any wonder that Boris isn't trusted on transport?