Florence Eshalomi: Response to TfL’s paper on the Rotherhithe – Canary Wharf crossing

Responding to TfL’s paper on the Rotherhithe – Canary Wharf crossing which is to be considered at the Programmes and Investment Committee on 16 May 2018, Labour Spokesperson for Transport and Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark, Florence Eshalomi AM said:

“The Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing will provide a much needed new cross-river walking and cycling connection between the two key areas of London; Rotherhithe in my constituency and Canary Wharf, which between them are expected to accommodate over 36,000 new homes and 112,000 new jobs by 2030. That is a huge number and better connections are urgently needed to match growth.

“The next stages will see TfL considering further options for landing points, opening and operating mechanisms, height and access arrangements. I am very pleased that TfL are determined to ensure that the development process for this scheme is transparent and robust, building on the lessons learnt from the Garden Bridge. The public will be able to feedback again during the second public consultation in the summer and I look forward to seeing further responses to this fantastic project.

“The new crossing will provide my constituents with a safe, attractive and direct route to Canary Wharf, reducing journey times and encouraging healthier travel in line with the vision set out by the Mayor in his draft Transport Strategy.”

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Notes to editors

  • The Programmes and Investment Committee paper can be viewedhere;
  • The Mayor of London’s draft Transport Strategy can be viewed in fullhere;
  • The results of the first public consolation can be viewed in full here;
  • Florence Eshalomi is the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark and the Labour Spokesperson for Transport.