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Replace the Highbury Grange bus shelter

Caroline Pidgeon AM has been working with Terry Stacy, Lib Dem Parliamentary Campaigner in Islington South and other local campaigners to replace the bus shelter at Highbury Grange without delay.

It was removed after a serious road traffic accident.

Caroline formally presented the petition on Wednesday 16th July.

Estuary airport cost figures are a potential death blow to the Mayor’s plans

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the latest Airports Commission’s inner Thames estuary studies, revealing significantly higher estimated costs for train and road links to the proposed airport than previously suggested by the Mayor, said:

"These latest reports are a potential death blow to the Mayor's dream of creating a massive airport located in the Thames estuary.

Network Rail fines are just the start to delivering a better rail service

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group and transport spokesperson, commenting on the awarding of £53 million in fines to Network Rail due to its poor punctuality record, said:

"These fines will be considered by most train passengers as long overdue. Hopefully they will force Network Rail to ensure real improvements take place in the punctuality of rail services.

"And in addition to these fines I hope that within just a few months Network Rail is finally fully covered by the Freedom of Information Act. It is vital to ensure that this publicly funded organisation is far more accountable to passengers, taxpayers and the public.

Campaigning against St Margaret's footbridge closure

The Mayor of London has now received a petition with over 600 signatories urging Transport for London to drop its plans to remove an existing footbridge over the busy A316 in Twickenham.

TfL must ensure delayed passengers get the compensation they are entitled to

Caroline Pidgeon AM, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on Transport for London’s plans to make it easier for customers to get a refund for a delayed tube, DLR or London Overground journey said:

“For far too long very few passengers have actually received the compensation they are entitled to. Millions of passengers have simply missed out because the process has been far too complicated and long winded.

Lessons need to be learned for Cycle Hire sponsorship

As Transport for London begins the process of making a new sponsorship deal for the Cycle Hire scheme, Caroline Pidgeon AM said:

"Many lessons need to be learnt from the exclusive sponsorship deal that the mayor and TfL struck with Barclays Bank.

"Above all else the contract was unnecessarily secretive and far too favourable to the bank.

"The bank should have paid far more for the benefits they had been granted under the sponsorship deal."

Crossrail 2 station needed at Essex Road

Plans for a possible new underground line through Islington have been welcomed by local Liberal Democrats, but questions are being asked about a promised station that appears to have vanished off the map.

The Crossrail 2 project would create a new line between north-east and south-west London with faster journey times and improved transport connections and relieve overcrowded existing lines. The scheme will also
create jobs and regenerate areas.

Mayor and TfL's £60m cash pile from unused Oysters

£60 million of the public’s money is now being held in a cash pile by TfL due to a growing number of Oyster cards that have not even been used for at least one year.

The huge cash pile is due to the soaring levels of money that Transport for London (TfL) generate from people obtaining Oyster cards that are used just once, or very rarely.

Huge work is needed to make London’s roads safe for cyclists

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on the publication today of 2013 figures measuring the number of cyclists killed and seriously injured in London, said:

“Of course this fall in serious injuries in 2013 compared to 2012 is welcome, but in reality these figures provide absolutely no grounds for complacency.

“It is absolutely clear that huge amount of further work is necessary to make London’s roads safer for all cyclists, whether young or old, male or female.

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.

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