As the operators of the Thames cable car applied for a licence to serve alcohol and host parties on board the cars, Caroline Pidgeon has called on the Mayor to instead make the cable car a successful form of transport for the public.
“It seems that those running the cable car have the vision to run it like an expensive West End night club experience.
“Instead of providing some expensive tickets involving glasses of champagne for a few people the cable car should be run for the many as an affordable form of transport across the Thames.
"The Thames cable car was in large part funded by the taxpayer and its original purpose was to ensure daily trips across the Thames could be made by the widest range of people.
"It is time the Mayor of London finally got to grips with these issues and decided what the future of the cable car really is."