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Cycle Superhighway 4 - a missed opportunity for Greenwich and Woolwich

Caroline Pidgeon described her frustration that TfL's plans for Cycle Superhighway 4 now will not take it through Greenwich town centre and into Woolwich.

Responding to TfL's consultation on the plans, Caroline wrote:

The Mayor needs to do some basic maths on electric car charging points

Caroline Pidgeon challenged the Mayor during Question Time on his plans to roll out a network of charging points for electric vehicles - and rated his plan for 300 charging points by 2020 as far too timid.

"If we expect companies with large fleets of cars and vans to go electric, they need the absolute certainty that there will always be easy access to rapid charging points in every part of London.

"The mayor needs to do some basic maths. Even when used back to back, a rapid charging point can only charge 48 vehicles every 24 hours.

Caroline Pidgeon welcomes the One Hour Bus Ticket

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the news that an unlimited number of trips within an hour will be allowed on a Hopper bus ticket starting from next year, said:

“For a decade I have campaigned for a 1-hour bus ticket so the introduction at long last of this policy is incredibly welcome.

“People who need to switch buses simply to get from one place to another should not be penalised. The 1-hour bus ticket is just what London needs.”

Bricklayer's Arms needs a station on the new Bakerloo line

Caroline joined more than 200 people at a rally calling for a new Tube station at the Bricklayer’s Arms as part of the Bakerloo Line extension.

Speaking at the rally Caroline gave her full backing for the new station, highlighting the immense benefits it would bring locally. Caroline also drew attention to how South London, and especially South East London, are badly served by the London Underground, with just 29 stations in the south of London compared to 250 north of the Thames.

Explaining further why a Tube station is so necessary Caroline said:

“The Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham will bring huge benefits to South East London. An area that has long been neglected will see huge benefits from the regeneration that comes from improved transport links. The Bakerloo Line extension will also play a huge role in reducing road traffic and air pollution.

Happy 10th birthday London Overground

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, sent her congratulations to the London Overground on its 10th birthday.

In the last 10 years, over one billion customer journeys have been made on London Overground and it has proven to be one of the most reliable train operators in the country.

Caroline said:

“The London Overground is one of London’s success stories. Passengers numbers have soared from 33 million in 2008/09 to more than 189 million in 2016/17.

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