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London is being left behind in the adoption of electric buses

A new report by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon reveals:

  • Mayor of London has repeatedly made inaccurate and misleading statements in comparing the adoption of electric buses in London with other cities
  • London now lags behind a number of cities in its current adoption of electric buses
  • Every five weeks China deploys 9,500 electric buses onto its roads – matching the entire size of London’s current bus fleet

London has a long way to go in making our roads safer for everyone

Questions to the Mayor of London by Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member, have revealed:

  • Between 1 January 2016 to 30 November 2018 there were 71 recorded bus collisions involving pedestrians at a designated pedestrian crossing.
  • Collisions involving buses at pedestrian crossings are taking place in London almost every fortnight on average
  • Pedestrian collisions involving buses have taken place in almost every London Borough

Crossrail: Londoners have a right to trust the people making decisions on their behalf and with their money

Caroline Pidgeon has expressed the continuing frustration of Londoners at the delays to the opening of Crossrail, and the poor and evasive communication around them.

After a meeting with the Mayor and the TfL Commissioner, Caroline said:

“It is very frustrating that despite a long meeting, with summonsed documents, the Mayor and the TfL commissioner speaking at length, we’re still far from understanding who knew what and when.

Rising passenger numbers expose the foolishness of scrapping the RV1 bus route

New figures obtained from Transport for London reveal that passenger numbers for the RV1 bus route increased during the Summer and Autumn this year, undermining TfL’s justification for scrapping the bus route.

The figures have been obtained by Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and the chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee.

Commenting on the figures, Caroline Pidgeon said:

Crossrail delays and costs - this really is the worst case scenario

After Transport for London released documents relating to the delay in Crossrail, it is becoming very clear that the Mayor knew of the delay in July - but key materials still have not been released.

Caroline Pidgeon said:

“It is now clear that the Mayor was told on July 26 that Crossrail’s opening date was at “high risk”.

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