Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, has welcomed the decision of the Mayor and Transport for London as a “victory for common sense” to finally accept the need for a review of whether a 24-hour bus lane should continue on Jamaica Road.
Over the last two years, Caroline Pidgeon has regularly urged the Mayor to consider reviewing the hours that the bus lane operates, yet in response to repeated questions the Mayor has consistently refused. As recently as March of this year the Mayor confirmed that Transport for London had no plans at all to review the operation hours of the bus lane.
Commenting on the sudden change of mind by the Mayor and Transport for London Caroline Pidgeon said:
“This is a victory for common sense and I am delighted that finally the Mayor and Transport for London have listened to the views of local residents, councillors and Simon Hughes MP on this issue. I know many residents find the 24-hour operation of this bus lane incredibly frustrating and want action to end the snail-paced traffic on Jamaica Road.