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TfL’s rules on hybrid cars are ‘mindless red tape’ – Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline Pidgeon AM, the Liberal Democrat deputy chair of the London Assembly’s Transport Committee, says the hoops through which new owners of hybrid cars have to jump in order to avoid paying the congestion charge are “ridiculous.”

“It’s just more mindless red tape preventing Londoners trying to do their bit for the environment. Why the drivers of these cars have to take the trouble to inform TfL that their cars are bona fide hybrids is beyond me and is something I will be drawing to the Mayor’s and TfL’s attention at the soonest opportunity.”

Action in Hillingdon

Caroline joined the local team from Hillingdon Lib Dems campaigning in the Hayes By-Election on 17th July.

The Lib Dem vote improved considerably, pushing the Conservatives who run the Borough into third place with less than 20% of the vote.

Promote Church Street Market, Westminster

Caroline joined Westminster by-election candidate Martin Thompson on Wednesday 23 July to highlight the Liberal Democrats' call for street markets to be promoted in station and stop announcements on London's tubes and buses.

Caroline, whose London-wide constituency includes Church Street ward, has lodged a member's enquiry with Transport for London asking if street markets could be named in onboard announcements to passengers.

“Soft words are not enough” – Caroline Pidgeon

Liberal Democrat Assembly Member and vice-chair of the Assembly’s Transport Committee Caroline Pidgeon today accused London Mayor Boris Johnson of not doing enough to secure the future of vital transport upgrades in south London.

At the Mayor’s Question Time session in City Hall this morning, Caroline Pidgeon asked what guarantees the Mayor had got from the Secretary of State for Transport Ruth Kelly MP, who he met last week, about the funding for the Cross River Tram project and the East London Line extension as well as other transport projects in London

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