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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.

The Met must be allowed to review previous disciplinary processes

The Met will not be reviewing the decision to allow a high-ranking Scotland Yard officer to keep his job despite being found to be paying prostitutes, according to an answer provided to Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

In May this year, an investigation by the Evening Standard revealed that a high-flying Scotland Yard officer who has a key role in helping recruit women to the force was allowed to keep his job despite paying hundreds of pounds to use prostitutes.

TfL's road safety charter is a welcome step forward

Commenting on the publication of Transport for London’s new road safety charter, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“I welcome the publication of this charter by TfL following my lobbying efforts on this issue during the last year to both the Mayor of London and TfL.

“High streets across London are blighted by motorcyclists and scooter riders cluttering pavements.

Unfair for Labour and Greens to block a retrospective ULEZ scrappage scheme

Labour and Green Party London Assembly Members voted against the Liberal Democrats' proposal to open the Mayor of London’s ULEZ scrappage scheme to retrospective applications.

An amendment brought forward by the Lib Dem group in the assembly had called on the Mayor to open his scrappage scheme to those who replaced their vehicles between January and the Mayor’s widening of the scheme in August.

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