Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on today’s announcement that the Mayor has committed to a record £154 million per year investment in cycling over the next five years said.
“This investment, if is wisely and fully spent, is very welcome. However TfL has a record of underspending its cycling budget so bold promises need to be seen in this context.
“I particularly welcome the Mayor’s commitment to a cycling bridge between Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf which I have long advocated, along with more Cycle Superhighways and Quietway routes.
“However, what is totally lacking from the Mayor’s statement is any commitment to extend the cycle hire scheme further out into new parts of London. Extending the cycle hire scheme into places such as Richmond and Rotherhithe should be key priorities of any Mayor who is truly serious about cutting congestion and making London a cycling city for everyone.”