Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and long time champion of more accessible public transport in London, commenting on today’s announcement that a further 13 Tube stations will be made step-free by Spring 2022 said:
“This is an incredibly welcome announcement.
“However let’s not lose sight of the bigger picture that even in four years time 60 per cent of London Underground stations will still be inaccessible for people with disabilities. Today’s announcement is just the start of making London truly accessible.
“Sadly London is still paying the price of Boris Johnson’s decision to cancel a number of step free schemes when he first became Mayor of London.
“Another important issue in London is the large number of train stations that remain inaccessible and the harm caused by the Department of Transport’s decision to push back many access improvements at stations such as Barnes, Battersea Park, Hither Green, Peckham Rye, Petts Wood, Seven Sisters, St Mary Cray and Streatham.
“Today’s announcement also needs to be reinforced by a renewed commitment by TfL to ensure that all London Underground stations remain staffed from the first to last train and that Tube stations no longer stop operating their lifts due to an absence of trained staff.”
Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and the party’s London spokesperson, commenting on Sadiq Khan’s announcement that the Hopper bus fare will start to take unlimited trips within an hour from later this month said:
“Lib Dems have been campaigning for a 1-hour bus ticket for a decade. Londoners and visitors to the capital will this month start benefiting from a Lib Dem policy finally being delivered.
Caroline Pidgeon has called for urgent action on Tram safety to implement "every recommendation" in today's investigation report.
Lib Dem Caroline Pidgeon has highlighted Sadiq Khan's failure to live up to his promises to tackle London's toxic air.
After more than a decade of action, Lib Dem London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon's campaign to secure a "one hour bus ticket" for Londoners has finally been rewarded, with news that an unlimited number of trips will finally be allowed from next year.
Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, has today welcomed news that a consultation is now underway on a dedicated pedestrian and cycling route across the Thames linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf.
Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, has today congratulated the London Overground on its 10th birthday.
"Crimes involving mopeds are rapidly becoming the biggest scourge in many parts of the capital. Finding new tactics to prevent and stop these crimes on our streets is essential." - Caroline Pidgeon.