He's only been in the job since May, but London's Mayor Boris Johnson has already made some popular decisions.
One of those is to bring back one of those great icons of the great city - the Routemaster.
His predecessor, the Left-Wing "Red" Ken Livingstone, said in 2001:"Only some ghastly, dehumanised moron would want to get rid of the Routemaster" - only for the eejit to change his mind after winning re-election and he was influential in getting rid of these buses. The last Routemasters retired in 2005.
But now new Tory mayor Boris Johnson has said he will bring back the Routemaster, and he is holding a design competition to find a new version of the bus....
The bus with a 'smile': New design for Routemaster aims to cheer up London commuters
By Daily Mail Reporter
13th October 2008
A radical new Routemaster-style bus for London is revealed today with a 'smile' at the front, U-shaped seating and television screens.
The H4 is one of several entries for Boris Johnson's design competition to find a new version of the traditional bus.
The Mayor has pledged to get rid of largely unpopular bendy buses and replace them with 'a modern Routemaster for the 21st century'.
Peripheral vision: The H4 has a central driver's cab and is fitted with television screens that offer travel information
A team of 10 designers in London and Nanjing, China, spent more than a month designing a model that would combine the best elements of the classic hop on, hop off vehicle with the latest technology.
Guy Middleton, managing director of H4, which has also revamped the Royal Festival Hall and office complexes in Dubai, said: 'The first thing you notice is the smile at the front.
It's just a small touch we added to make the bus more pleasing to ride.
'We have centred the driver's cab, which would not only improve his peripheral vision but also make the buses easier to export to other countries.'
The upper and lower deck have TV screens visible to each passenger as well as airconditioning and heating.
Mr Middleton added: 'The TV screens are a possible revenue earner, as they could advertise local businesses close to where people are alighting, as well as flash the latest headlines and travel information.
'The U-shaped seating will create more leg room for passengers, and there will be just one unobstructed aisle on each deck which will benefit the conductor.
'We also feel that anti-social behaviour would decrease when people are facing each other.'
Deck space: U-shaped seating is designed to offer more leg room
Prototype: It would also have air-conditioning, piped from the lower deck
The bus would have full disabled access and the seats would be made with a flexible mesh that does not collect dust or dirt.
Last week, a glass-roofed Routemaster designed by Sir Norman Foster's firm's Foster + Partners was revealed, promising to give passengers an uninterrupted view of the capital.
But Mr Middleton said a glass roof would cause too many problems. 'It would make the upper deck unbearably hot in the summer, while it could steam up and even drip in the winter.
'What' we've come up with is a cost effective and very sleek Routemaster - and we want to win it.'
Competition: Norman Foster's design with a glass ceiling