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Transport issues on Streatham High Road

Caroline joined Cllr Matthew Bryant and Lib Dem campaigners Alex Davies and Julian Heather to meet Transport for London and local residents on Streatham High Road, looking at plans for changing pedestrian crossings.

It was a good meeting with lots of input and strong feelings about alternative ideas.

Londoners should not pay with peace and quiet for City Airport's plans

Caroline has responded to London City Airport's ongoing consultation, voicing strong concerns over their proposals to create additional passenger capacity and extend their operations at weekends.

Caroline said:

Londoners should not pay with peace and quiet for shortcomings in London City Airport's business model. The Liberal Democrat Group remains opposed to any expansion or changes in hours or operation at LCA.

ULEZ expansion must go hand in hand with a scrappage scheme and public transport investment

Caroline Pidgeon has written to TfL, formally responding to their consultation on extending the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone to become Londonwide.

Caroline said:

This policy must go hand in hand with a wide-ranging scrappage scheme including mobility credits and a comprehensive package of investment in public transport in outer London.

Is Barking Riverside the end of the line for major TfL projects?

Caroline Pidgeon has warned that the newly opened Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground could be the last ambitious project by Transport for London in the foreseeable future.

Caroline told the BBC:

"I have a fear that whilst this is an amazing project, this is kind of the end of the line for some of the major TfL projects.

Inflation does not justify a permanent and steep hike in fares

As the Mayor warned that London transport fares may rise by 10% in January, Caroline Pidgeon underlined the serious negative impact this would have for Londoners. Caroline told the Evening Standard:

“A 10 per cent rises in fares at a time of a national cost of living crisis would be incredibly painful for many households. I am especially concerned about any rise in bus fares which would especially hit many people on low incomes.

Pushing for transport innovation

In the London Assembly, Caroline Pidgeon pushed the Mayor to pilot Mobility Hubs at some outer London Underground car parks to bring together bike hire, tubes, buses, car clubs and click-and-collect, as well as EV charging.

Caroline also asked the Mayor to work with the taxi trade to increase rapid EV charging points at taxi refreshment and rest ranks. He has agreed to a meeting about this.

Have your say on the huge bus cuts proposed by Transport for London

Transport for London has proposed heavy cuts to London's bus services, affecting 23 boroughs, and scrapping 1 in every 20km of bus routes.

Caroline Pidgeon said:

"TfL's proposed bus route changes and cuts are concerning. There have been warnings for months, but these proposals are such a shock. More Londoners travel by bus than any other mode of transport, and buses reach every corner of our city.

ULEZ consultation is the right step in tackling pollution

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on today’s announcement of a consultation on extending further the Ultra Low Emission Zone, said:

“I welcome this consultation. While there are many important details that need to be addressed, the extension of the ULEZ is ultimately necessary. Air pollution is not a problem that stops once someone crosses the North or South Circular Roads.

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