This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Rejected petition Install slides in all London Underground stations

In order to speed the flow of passengers through busy London Underground stations, slides should be installed in place of elevators. Small prizes should be available for those reaching the bottom in the fastest time. These would be paid for out of the savings of not having to maintain and operate down escalators.

A separate petition will be submitted calling for the replacement of up escalators with catapults.

The government should:
- alter Health & Safety Gone Mad legislation as required
- Direct Transport for London to get a bleeding move on
- supply the very small amount of funding required to carry out the changeover.
- set a good example by using the slides regularly.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

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The following explanatory notes have been added:

This is a matter for the Mayor of London and Transport for London

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