Thames cycle/pedestrian bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0918
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for the answer to my question 2783/2006 on the Thames cycle/pedestrian bridge. Now that a positive business case has been made for the bridge, what is the next stage in taking this project forward?

Answer

Answer for Thames cycle/pedestrian bridge

Answer for Thames cycle/pedestrian bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL provided funds to Sustrans to evaluate both the engineering and economic feasibility of the bridge proposal. While this has produced an outline economic appraisal, I have yet to see a business case. It seems unlikely that the bridge could justify its construction for the 2012 games traffic alone and would need therefore to prove a legacy value in terms of the strategic cycle and walking networks. Should a business case for the bridge prove its viability it would then have to compete against other priorities under TfL's investment planning process.