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Superloop buses should run at night

Caroline Pidgeon has pressed the Mayor to make the Superloop express bus service run through the night, stressing the benefits for the night-time economy, for women's safety, and for shift workers.

Caroline said:

"Having decent transport options at night is important for nightlife, and the night-time economy as a whole, and shift workers. It also has a direct impact on women's safety and their confidence to go out late at night.

"Lost" Oyster balances should be reinvested into improving transport

Caroline Pidgeon has called on Transport for London to change rules its rules so that unused and unclaimed balances on Oyster cards can be reinvested into London’s public transport network.

Information requested by Caroline shows that £180 million currently sits on Oyster cards that were last used five or more years ago. £57 million of this is on cards last used more than 10 years ago.

Elizabeth Line issues must be fixed as fast as possible

As disruption on the Elizabeth Line worsens, Caroline Pidgeon has called on the Mayor to accelerate work to fix the recurring issues.

Caroline told the Evening Standard:

“Services on the Elizabeth Line have clearly deteriorated over the course of the summer.

“As London’s flagship piece of transport infrastructure, customers rightly demand more reliable levels of service.

Lib Dems call for Oxford Street pedestrianisation

City Hall Liberal Democrats have called for the full pedestrianisation of Oxford Street.

During Mayor's Question Time, Caroline Pidgeon highlighted that Sadiq Khan had previously committed to the pedestrianisation of London’s flagship shopping street in his 2016 manifesto. London Liberal Democrats have supported pedestrianising London’s flagship high street since 2004.

The Mayor stated Oxford Street is “not what it used to be” and indicated that he agreed with Caroline that the street should move towards full pedestrianisation.

ULEZ confusion for non-UK vehicles risks serious damage to London's image

New data revealed by the Liberal Democrats has shown large numbers of ULEZ fines to vehicles registered outside of the UK have been left unpaid.

According to the data, 167,663 ULEZ fines were issued to vehicles registered outside of the UK in 2022. 30,520 of these fines (amounting to £4.98 million) were cancelled, but a further 115,048 fines are still open cases – meaning that only 13% of fines issued to non-UK registered vehicles in 2022 have been paid.


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