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Good news on "please offer me a seat" badges

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the announcement by Transport for London that a blue badge scheme for people less able to stand on public transport will be introduced on a permanent basis from Spring 2017, said:

“As someone who has long supported this scheme being introduced as a trial I very much welcome it now being permanently rolled out across London.

Londoners have paid a serious price for Boris Johnson’s folly on water cannon

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, writes for Liberal Democrat Voice on the announcement by the Mayor of London that water cannon purchased by Boris Johnson is now up for sale:

Mayor’s plans for London transport network may not be what they seem

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on Transport for London’s new Business Plan, said:

“There is much in this new Business Plan that is very welcome, such as the commitment to continued upgrades to the Tube, the extension of the Bakerloo Line and a pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf.

“The reduction on TfL’s reliance on expensive agency staff is certainly long overdue. Tackling this is something I long urged TfL to address.”

Record cycling investment must include a commitment to extend the hire scheme

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the Mayor's commitment to a record £154 million per year investment in cycling over the next five years, said:

“This investment, if is wisely and fully spent, is very welcome. However TfL has a record of underspending its cycling budget so bold promises need to be seen in this context.

Put passengers first with proper staffing at Tube stations

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the review of ticket office closures on London Underground by London TravelWatch said:

“This is a welcome report which puts the needs of passengers first while recognising that huge changes have occurred since the introduction of Oyster almost 14 years ago and more recently the introduction of contactless payment.

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