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Mayor must now deliver on the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Bridge

Building a pedestrian and cycle bridge between Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf and extending the cycle hire scheme out to Rotherhithe are issues now firmly in the new Mayor’s in-tray, following questions being raised at the first Mayor’s Question Time for Sadiq Khan by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

Mayor’s decision on the Garden Bridge is ‘highly disappointing’

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on Sadiq Khan’s announcement today declaring his support for the Garden Bridge said:

"Today’s decision is highly disappointing.

"Instead of tinkering with minor changes from the Garden Bridge Trust the Mayor should be seeking to recoup every penny of Transport for London funding that has been allocated to this highly controversial project.

"The Mayor should also be refusing to underwrite the annual maintenance costs of this project.

One Hour Bus Ticket is welcome - now let's see half price early fares

Commenting on the Mayor's announcement confirming the introduction of a 'one hour bus ticket', Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon said:

"The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning for a One Hour Bus Ticket for the best part of a decade in London. I welcome our policy being adopted by London's new mayor and hope that he will go further and also implement our policy for half price travel for journeys on the transport network before 7.30am."

Action to tackle London’s toxic air could not happen sooner

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the Mayor’s announcement today that he will launch a formal policy consultation on measures to tackle air pollution including extending the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the North Circular Road and the South Circular Road, bringing forward the introduction earlier than 2020 and implementing an extra charge on the most polluting vehicles entering central London using the Congestion Charge payment and enforcement system from 2017, said:

Campaigning for a Safer Charlie Brown Roundabout in Redbridge

Caroline joined local Lib Dem Redbridge Councillors Ian Bond and Hugh Cleaver, the Lib Dem by-election candidate Richard Clare and their campaign team out in Redbridge.

Campaigning for better transport in Southwark and visiting Surrey Docks Farm

Caroline went out in Surrey Docks Ward in Southwark with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Lambeth and Southwark Michael Bukola. They were joined by lots of local Lib Dem campaigners including Southwark councillors Anood Al-Samerai and David Hubber.

Campaigning for better air quality on Putney High Street

Caroline went to Putney High Street with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Merton and Wandsworth Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett to campaign for better air quality.

Putney High Street was recently named by the Evening Standard this week as the number one worst spot in London for harmful nitrogen oxide readings for 2016 so far.

Caroline said:

Talking about air quality and and its health impact in Sutton

Caroline went to Sutton with Lib Dem member of the House of Lords Baroness Brinton to visit the Sutton Breathe Easy patient support group, which is a group that offers help and support to people with lung conditions.

This group is part of the British Lung Foundation network, an excellent charity that campaigns tirelessly to improve air quality in the UK.

Out campaigning in Islington with Terry Stacey

Caroline Pidgeon went out campaigning in Islington with the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Candidate for the North East constituency, Terry Stacey. They campaigned on Caroline’s Half Price Fares before Half Past Seven and to save the 277 bus route from being cut before it reaches Highbury and Islington – a policy which local residents do not want.

Caroline pledges to tackle poor air quality in Camden

Caroline Pidgeon was out in the Euston Road area of Camden with Councillor Flick Rea, London Assembly Lib Dem candidate for Barnet and Camden Zack Polanski, and local activists. They were assessing the poor air quality and congestion in the local area. Caroline is passionate about improving London’s air quality.

Caroline said:

“Congestion is not just a huge inconvenience but also damaging to people’s health. It creates a huge economic bill for businesses due to delays, longer delivery times and staff arriving late for work

Now more than ever we need to face up to the implications of London’s growing population and that must mean using the Congestion Charge in a far smarter way.

Tackling London’s air pollution must also mean tough action against diesel vehicles. Using the Congestion Charge to deter diesel vehicles from central London in places like Camden could be a game changer in tackling air pollution in London.”

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