News from Florence Eshalomi: Disappointing pause to plans for Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Crossing
In response to Transport for London’s (TfL) decision that they are pausing development work on proposals for the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Crossing, local London Assembly Member, Florence Eshalomi AM, said:
“This announcement will be hugely disappointing for Southwark residents who have been enthusiastically supportive of TfL’s plans for the crossing.
“With such a major infrastructure project now on hold, which would be vital to boosting our local economy and opening up our city’s transport links to cyclists and pedestrians, I will be writing to TfL, alongside local councillors, to ask for answers on how the projected costs have risen so significantly.
“This a financial decision, so it must also be remembered that TfL have been placed in an incredibly difficult situation with the Government taking the reckless decision to remove £700 million a year on average from their budget. As result, TfL has now become one of the only transport authorities in the world not to receive a Government operational grant for day-to-day running costs”.