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Caroline Pidgeon welcomes start of consultation on Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, has welcomed the news that a consultation is now underway on a dedicated pedestrian and cycling route across the Thames linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf.

Caroline Pidgeon has a long record of backing a pedestrian and cycling bridge and during the 2016 mayoral elections, Sadiq Khan even admitted at the London Cycling Campaign hustings that he had stolen the idea from Caroline.

Caroline Pidgeon said:

The case for Crossrail 2 is overwhelming

Writing for Dave Hill's new OnLondon site, Caroline Pidgeon explains the overwhelmingly strong case for investing in Crossrail 2:

The case for Crossrail 2 is overwhelming. It would free up space for around 15 more trains in the morning peak from Hampshire and Surrey, providing 11,800 extra seats into Waterloo.

More than a million public transport journeys every day would be significantly better because of it. An additional 200,000 new homes and 200,000 new jobs would be supported.

Success of the Hopper ticket shows need for Mayor to pinch more fare policies from his opponents

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the forthcoming first anniversary of the Hopper ticket and the news that over one hundred million journeys have been made with the Hopper bus ticket said:

"I have been campaigning for a One Hour Bus Ticket for the best part of a decade in London so I very much welcome the success of the Hopper ticket over the last year.

Tackling the price of electric taxis is central to their high take up

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on TfL's to help taxi drivers ditch the dirtiest diesel taxis, said:

“Today’s announcement is little more than a re-announcement of existing policies.

“Support to encourage taxi drivers to retire the most polluting diesel black cabs is obviously welcome. However for the policy to be a real success drivers must have the confidence that there will be no significant financial penalties for purchasing Zero Emission Capable taxis.

Delivery of Crossrail 2 must not be held up by any more dithering

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the joint statement on Crossrail 2 from the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

“We should be encouraged that the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for London are at long last even talking together about how to take Crossrail 2 forward.

Hundreds of thousands more passengers face chronic Tube overcrowding without Crossrail 2

As the Mayor of London and Secretary of State for Transport met to discuss the progress of Crossrail 2, Caroline Pidgeon AM said:

“Overcrowding on the Underground is already a daily battle, with many passengers facing regular delays to simply get through barriers at stations.

“Unless Crossrail 2 is built these delays will increasingly build up until drastic measures are necessary at 17 key Tube stations, not to mention Clapham Junction railway station.

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