Mayors meet across the pond

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson was in another grey, drizzly capitalyesterday — London, England — where he met Mayor Boris Johnson as partof his trip to Europe for the lighting of the Olympic torch.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson was in another grey, drizzly capital yesterday — London, England — where he met Mayor Boris Johnson as part of his trip to Europe for the lighting of the Olympic torch.

The mayors discussed their greenest city initiatives as well as preparations for hosting the Winter Games and Summer Games, the latter of which will being held in London in 2012.

“London is a leader in clean transportation and low eco-footprint, and it’s useful to see what they’re doing to go green,” said Robertson in a release.

Johnson said the cities have a lot to learn from each other, not just in their efforts to become greener, but in hosting a major international sporting event.

“(Visiting Vancouver) will be a fantastic opportunity to build on the ideas we have discussed and to see first-hand how they have managed such a high-profile and complex operation,” Johnson said.

 
 
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