As Transport for London shelved its plans to install permanent anti-terror barriers (Hostile Vehicle Mitigations) on central London river bridges, Caroline Pidgeon said:
"It is bitterly disappointing that this vital work is no longer going ahead. The proper maintenance of London bridges is being compromised.
"Ugly concrete blocks, often eating into bus lanes, are not the long term solution to delivering public safety and the effective use of London’s bridges, especially for cyclists, taxis and bus users. The temporary measures on Tower Bridge have also contributed to problems with drainage and the bridge becoming seriously flooded last year.
"Doing nothing is simply kicking this essential safety work into the long grass.”