Garden Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3706
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is the garden bridge a transport project? How has it been assessed against the transport strategy and the priorities identified within it?

Answer

Answer for Garden Bridge

Answer for Garden Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. It also has many additional benefits beyond transport, which is why TfL is funding only a proportion of the scheme's costs.

The scheme fits well with national, London-wide and local policies to provide attractive walking routes which encourage people to walk for local journeys. This recognises that walking creates health benefits for individuals, as well as benefits to transport networks, the local economy, and increased social interaction.

The Garden Bridge is well aligned to my transport strategy as well as other policy documents including the London Plan, TfL's Business Plan, London's Great Outdoors, Vision 2020: The Greatest City on Earth, and the Health Action Plan.

More information about the case for the Garden Bridge can be found at: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/MD1355%20Appendix%20B%20-%20Summary%20of%20Garden%20Bridge%20Business%20Case_0.pdf.