Ken Livingstone now proposes to close Victoria Embankment every August from 2010 and turn it into a "beach" as he feels Londoners and tourists would benefit from .... from what exactly? Drowning? I'm confused. We live in a city. Surely if one wanted to experience beach-life either as a tourist or as a Londoner one would simply leave the city and go to the sea-side? Or does Mr Livingstone anticipate Public Transport being in such a dire state by 2010 this will not be an option?