Sadiq Khan has announced plans to reintroduce horses and carts as a “greener, more sustainable transport for London.” According to the mayor’s office, the move comes as part of a wider strategy to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and improve air quality.
“We need to think creatively about how we can make our city more sustainable,” Khan said in a statement. “By reintroducing horses and carts, we can reduce emissions, ease congestion, and bring a touch of nostalgia back to our streets.”
The plan, which is set to be rolled out in the coming months, has been met with mixed reactions from Londoners. Some have praised the mayor for his innovative approach, while others have expressed concerns about the safety and practicality of the idea.
“I think it’s a great idea,” said local resident, Emily Brown. “Horses and carts are so much more environmentally friendly than cars or buses. Plus, it’ll be a nice change to see something other than black cabs and red buses on our streets.”
However, not everyone is convinced. “This is a ridiculous idea,” said taxi driver, John Smith. “Horses and carts went out of fashion for a reason. They’re slow, they’re messy, and they’re not suitable for modern-day transport.”
Despite the criticism, Khan remains optimistic about the plan. “We’re committed to creating a greener, more sustainable London,” he said. “And if that means bringing back horses and carts, then so be it.”