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Campaigning for transport accessiblity in Raynes Park

Caroline joined Merton Lib Dems on a sunny February day in Raynes Park, to draw attention to the need for a lift or ramp to provide accessible step-free access at the station. The team got a very enthusiastic response from local residents.

Cycling vision is under funding pressure

Caroline Pidgeon joined other London Assembly Transport Committee members, and the mayor's cycling commissioner Will Norman, to tour central London's cycling infrastructure on two wheels and see at first hand conditions for the cycling public.

Caroline said:

"The Mayor clearly has a vision for cycling, but it may face pressure from Transport for London’s squeezed budget following central government cuts, the fare freeze and falling revenue from commercial activities."

Save the RV1 bus

Caroline Pidgeon has joined local campaigners in Southwark in calling for the RV1 bus to run every 10 minutes again, after a recent cut left it running just three times an hour.

Caroline said:

“Before the Mayoral election Sadiq Khan promised that “as the son of a bus driver” he would be the champion of our buses.

Is Mayor’s breach of his pledge on affordable housing a further sign of TfL's dire finances?

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the Mayor's announcement that only 40% of homes at the TfL owned Limmo Peninsula in East London will be affordable, said:

"The level of affordable homes proposed on this site falls short of the Mayor’s own minimum target of 50% of homes being affordable on sites he owns. There should be at least 150 further affordable homes on this site.

Boost for Tube accessibility is just the start of making London truly accessible

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and long time champion of more accessible public transport in London, commenting on the announcement that a further 13 Tube stations will be made step-free by Spring 2022, said:

“This is an incredibly welcome announcement.

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