London-wide + Tower Hamlets stories

Campaigning on the Isle of Dogs

Caroline joined Tower Hamlets Lib Dems on 3rd March to get out and about and talk to Isle of Dogs residents ahead of May's local elections.

A real local problem is the low water pressure, which gets worse as the council approves more and more developments without the issue being addressed. Caroline and the team are raising the issue with Thames Water.

The design for the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf bridge has to be chosen transparently

Caroline Pidgeon has written to the top lawyer at Transport for London, describing her growing concerns at the lack of openness in the design and procurement process, and asking him to investigate.

Specifically, Caroline raised the issues that:

  • A "bascule" design - where the bridge would open and close like Tower Bridge - has been ruled out without clear reasons, despite being supported by transport charity Sustrans in an independent report

Caroline Pidgeon welcomes start of consultation on Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, has welcomed the news that a consultation is now underway on a dedicated pedestrian and cycling route across the Thames linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf.

Caroline Pidgeon has a long record of backing a pedestrian and cycling bridge and during the 2016 mayoral elections, Sadiq Khan even admitted at the London Cycling Campaign hustings that he had stolen the idea from Caroline.

Caroline Pidgeon said:

Mayor’s plans for London transport network may not be what they seem

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on Transport for London’s new Business Plan, said:

“There is much in this new Business Plan that is very welcome, such as the commitment to continued upgrades to the Tube, the extension of the Bakerloo Line and a pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf.

“The reduction on TfL’s reliance on expensive agency staff is certainly long overdue. Tackling this is something I long urged TfL to address.”

Canary Wharf commuters should not have to wear sunglasses!

After Caroline Pidgeon raised the issue with the Mayor, TfL have agreed to dim the excessively bright advertising screens at Canary Wharf tube station.

Caroline said:

“It is very welcome that TfL have listened to passengers and that the brightness of these huge screens at Canary Wharf station have been adjusted.

“Being bombarded by images is a daily experience for Tube users, but nobody should be forced to have to consider wearing sunglasses as part of their daily commute on the London Underground.

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.

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