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Jubilee Line fiasco must lead to new policy on tube upgrades

Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on today’s apology by London Underground for the years of suffering faced by passengers on the Jubilee Line and the announcement that there will still be 15 weekends of full or partial closures before Christmas, said:

"This is grim news for all the Jubilee Line passengers who have suffered so much disruption over months and years. There is no light at the end of the tunnel just more and more closures.

The Mayor must rectify appalling treatment of disabled Richmond passengers

The Richmond and Twickenham Times newspaper is campaigning for Boris Johnson to meet disabled bus users from Richmond and hear from them at first hand about the inadequate public transport services they have to use.

Caroline Pidgeon is supporting the campaign and says:

I hope Boris Johnson, who is chairman of Transport for London (TfL), comes and hears at first hand about the appalling treatment facing Clare Watson and many other disabled people.

The Mayor must now take a lead on this issue and ensure that bus services across London really are accessible for everyone.

You can read more about the paper's campaign here.

Mayor turns down Whitton residents' 110 bus petition

The Hounslow Chronicle reports on Boris Johnson's refusal to divert the 110 bus to serve Whitton High St - despite the petition that Caroline Pidgeon presented to him in June with the backing over over 1,000 local residents.

You can read the full story here.

Walking around Islington

Caroline and a team from City Hall went on an afternoon walk in Islington on Tuesday 3rd August with Sustrans officers Carl and Matt. The fact finding walk is part of Caroline’s investigation into making walking easier and safer in London. The report will look at what the Mayor is doing to make walking safer in London and suggest things he can do in the short, medium and longer term to encourage more Londoners to walk around our great capital city.

The walk started at Highbury and Islington station and finished at Finsbury Park station and followed an entire Connect2 project. Connect2 is a UK-wide programme to develop 79 cycling and walking routes by 2013. Funded the Big Lottery Fund, with matching grants from other sources. The walk showed a number of different walking environments which have been redesigned to increase their attractiveness including a “pocket park” and a “DIY Street” on Monsell Road.

Walking around Tower Hamlets

Caroline and a team from City Hall went on a long walk on Tuesday 3rd August with Sustrans officers Carl and Matt. The fact finding walk is part of Caroline’s investigation into making walking easier and safer in London. The report will look at what the Mayor is doing to make walking safer in London and suggest things he can do in the short, medium and longer term to encourage more Londoners to walk around our great capital city.

Sustrans is a UK charity set-up to identify practical ways for people to travel in a more sustainable and healthy way. The visit was an opportunity to look at two programmes delivered by Sustrans GOAL (Greenways for the Olympics and London) - a broad programme of work including the development of an extensive network of London Greenways, the National Cycle Network and a network of walking and cycling routes around the Olympic park, and Connect2, a UK-wide programme to develop 79 cycling and walking routes by 2013.

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