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Good news on the Rotherhithe Bridge!

Hundreds of people have been in touch to support the proposed bridge linking Rotherhithe with Canary Wharf for pedestrians and cyclists.

I've met with many local people on this issue, have surveyed local views (by post and online), met the architect designers, the new Mayor's team, the Sustrans supporters, the council, written to the Treasury, raised it with Transport for London, as well as sought the views from developers on the bridge. The response has been almost overwhelmingly positive.

I am delighted to tell you that London’s new Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has today announced that the bridge will be going ahead - to be delivered by 2020. I hope you'll agree that this is great news! Sadiq's statement is online at: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-commits-to-east-london-crossings

This bridge will ease the overcrowding on the Jubilee Line and local buses, as well as providing a cheaper, more environmentally friendly link to work and leisure opportunities in Canary Wharf. 

I have been pushing hard for this bridge to be prioritised, alongside local campaigners and the Rotherhithe Labour team in particular. It is fantastic to see the collective, team effort pay off and work in partnership with a Labour Mayor to help deliver this commitment today.

Please do let me know if you have any thoughts on this news, or if there is anything else I can help with locally. My transport survey, which includes this bridge, can still be completed online here: http://www.boslabour.org.uk/transport_survey_2016

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commented 2016-10-04 13:42:30 +0100
This is great news, and I’ll be definitely using it. Thank You Neil for pushing it through. I’m pleased I helped campaign for you last summer in the general election.

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