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Caroline Pidgeon welcomes reprieve for the Woolwich Ferries

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on this week’s decision by TfL to not scrap the Woolwich Ferry, but instead to purchase two new vessels to replace the three existing life-expired craft, said:

“I very much welcome this back down by TfL.

“In the rush to push ahead with the tolled Silvertown Tunnel and other road crossings TfL were willing to sacrifice the free Woolwich Ferry, which is not only popular locally but incredibly helpful for pedestrians and cyclists.

Speaking to local residents in Maze Hill, Greenwich

Caroline Pidgeon was out campaigning in the Maze Hill area of Greenwich with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate Julia Fletcher. A former Councillor, Julia has been a local community campaigner in South East London for many years. They went door knocking to speak to residents about local issues and got a great response on the doorstep.

More buses for Rotherhithe

Caroline Pidgeon joined Surrey Docks Lib Dem Councillors David Hubber and James Okosun along with local Liberal Democrat activists including Dan Whitehead to campaign for a shuttle bus around the Rotherhithe peninsula.

Campaigning against the Garden Bridge proposal

Caroline Pidgeon joined community campaigners and the local Lib Dem London Assembly candidates for Lambeth and Southwark Michael Bukola, and for Merton and Wandsworth Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett to campaign against the proposed Garden Bridge development for the River Thames.

Visiting the Crossrail scheme development

Caroline Pidgeon visited the Crossrail development at Paddingtion as part of a London Assembly Transport Committee site visit. Caroline witnessed a new station box being fitted out and walked down the tunnels in development to look at the progress. The engineering is very impressive and the scheme is currently on schedule.

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