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House of Commons Transport Committee report on strategic river crossings is stuck in the 1970s – Caroline Pidgeon

March 17, 2015 6:23 PM

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on today's report by the House of Commons Transport Committee on river crossings said:

"Far from being forward looking this report is based on ideas dating back to the 1970s.

"I think it is bitterly disappointing that the report totally overlooks the need for improved public transport links across the Thames, such as extending the London Overground across the Thames beyond Barking Riverside.

"The committee has also overlooked the need for new pedestrian and cycle links east of Tower Bridge. A pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf would have immense benefits, yet the idea does not even get a mention in this report."