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Permission to build Silvertown is not an obligation to build

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's decision on the Silvertown Tunnel planning application, said:

"This is an appalling decision for Londoners. However permission to build Silvertown is not an obligation on the Mayor of London to go ahead with this expensive project.

"The Mayor, the new Deputy Mayor for Transport and TfL need to think again.

Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf bridge is London’s most needed river crossing

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on the Mayor’s announcement, about proposed East London river crossings, said:

“Having long supported and campaigned for the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf pedestrian and cycle bridge I am delighted that the Mayor is now committed to accelerating this project.

The cable car should be affordable transport, not a luxury venue

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.

Caroline said:

“It seems that those running the cable car have the vision to run it like an expensive West End night club experience.

Visiting the Wide Horizons Environment Centre

Caroline visited the Wide Horizons Environment Centre with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Greenwich and Lewisham Julia Fletcher.

Based in South East London, the Wide Horizons Environment Centre is a unique nine-acre wildlife site specifically designed for educational use offering a wide range of curriculum based day visits for children of all ages.

Caroline Pidgeon welcomes reprieve for the Woolwich Ferries

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on this week’s decision by TfL to not scrap the Woolwich Ferry, but instead to purchase two new vessels to replace the three existing life-expired craft, said:

“I very much welcome this back down by TfL.

“In the rush to push ahead with the tolled Silvertown Tunnel and other road crossings TfL were willing to sacrifice the free Woolwich Ferry, which is not only popular locally but incredibly helpful for pedestrians and cyclists.

Speaking to local residents in Maze Hill, Greenwich

Caroline Pidgeon was out campaigning in the Maze Hill area of Greenwich with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate Julia Fletcher. A former Councillor, Julia has been a local community campaigner in South East London for many years. They went door knocking to speak to residents about local issues and got a great response on the doorstep.

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