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Mayor to consider Rotherhithe–Canary Wharf cycling bridge proposal

At Mayor's Question Time last week, Caroline Pidgeon expressed her support for a cycling bridge from Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf - which would increase cycling, provide an alternative to the congested Jubilee line, and provide a river crossing where it is really needed.

The Mayor has agreed to review proposals for the "Brunel Bridge" by sustainable transport advocacy group Sustrans.

Public transport investment must be top priority for East London

A Transport for London consultation on new river crossings in east London, which closes this week, is far too centred around motorists and completely overlooks the need for significant improvements in public transport in south east London, is the key message made by Caroline Pidgeon AM, in the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group’s consultation response.

Space for Cycling Campaign gets backing from Caroline

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined thousands of other Londoners in a mass cycle ride on Saturday 17th May in support of the Space for Cycling Campaign organised by the London Cycling Campaign in the run up to the London borough elections.

Common sense over bikes on the DLR is welcome news

Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on today’s announcement that Transport for London, will permanently permit bicycles on off-peak Docklands Light Railway trains said:

“This is an incredibly welcome decision. I am not surprised at all that the recent trial allowing non-folding bicycles on the DLR has been a success as there was no real argument to support the total prohibition of bikes being allowed on the DLR.

Urgent action is needed on Aldgate-Bow cycle superhighway

Caroline Pidgeon has joined Assembly members from across parties in supporting the London Cycling Campaign's demonstration outside City Hall, calling for immediate action to make the Aldgate-Bow Cycle Superhighway 2 safe for cycling.

Read more here at the London Cycling Campaign's website.

Cycle superhighways need to be segregated and safe

Following the tragic death of a cyclist on Cycle Superhighway 2 at Aldgate East, Caroline Pidgeon told the BBC that the initial superhighways are flawed as they are "little more than blue paint put down on the road".

Caroline added: "London needs to rapidly learn from practices in Denmark and Holland and ensure we have widespread segregated cycling lanes and junctions that are safe for all road users."

Read the full article here at the BBC.

DLR bike trial is long overdue

Commenting on the news that the DLR will allow bikes on board off-peak trains for a six-month trial starting in July, Liberal Democrat London Assembly leader Caroline Pidgeon said:

"There has never been a convincing case for a blanket bike ban throughout the day on the DLR. This trial is both welcome as well as long overdue.”

Read the full story here at the Evening Standard.

Find alternatives to stop Jubilee Line closures dragging into 2015

Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on reports today that Transport for London plan to shut the Jubilee Line for more than 30 days through central London due to acidic water eating into the tunnels walls, said:

"Instead of over 18 months of repeated weekend and holiday closures I question whether one intensive block closure perhaps in August would be both cheaper and less disruptive.

Rotherhithe Tunnel restrictions risk gridlock

Commenting on the traffic problems building up around Rotherhithe Tunnel since the introduction of a poorly announced restriction on wide vehicles, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“Despite Transport for London having a year to prepare for the start of this policy it seems very few people are aware of this new ban on wide vehicles being allowed through the Rotherhithe Tunnel.

DLR may finally welcome cyclists

After years of rejecting the idea, bicycles may finally be allowed on the DLR in a trial scheme.

The off-peak trial was mentioned in papers outlining the Mayor’s vision for cycling. Such a trial is a significant development as for a number of years Boris Johnson has rejected the idea put forward by Caroline Pidgeon and other London Assembly Members.

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