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Londoners should not pay with peace and quiet for City Airport's plans

Caroline has responded to London City Airport's ongoing consultation, voicing strong concerns over their proposals to create additional passenger capacity and extend their operations at weekends.

Caroline said:

Londoners should not pay with peace and quiet for shortcomings in London City Airport's business model. The Liberal Democrat Group remains opposed to any expansion or changes in hours or operation at LCA.

ULEZ expansion must go hand in hand with a scrappage scheme and public transport investment

Caroline Pidgeon has written to TfL, formally responding to their consultation on extending the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone to become Londonwide.

Caroline said:

This policy must go hand in hand with a wide-ranging scrappage scheme including mobility credits and a comprehensive package of investment in public transport in outer London.

Is Barking Riverside the end of the line for major TfL projects?

Caroline Pidgeon has warned that the newly opened Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground could be the last ambitious project by Transport for London in the foreseeable future.

Caroline told the BBC:

"I have a fear that whilst this is an amazing project, this is kind of the end of the line for some of the major TfL projects.

Commissioner Rowley needs expert help to change the Met from top to bottom

As Mark Rowley was named as the Metropolitan Police's new Commissioner, Caroline Pidgeon said:

"I wish Mark Rowley well. London needs him to be a successful Commissioner, at a time when confidence in the Met is at a record low and it's just gone into special measures.

"There is no doubt that the scale of the challenge is immense, but the cultural and organisational failings in the Met cannot be solved by a change at the top alone.


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