Garden Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4311
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Other than the fact that you can walk across it, by which criterion the purchase of a carpet would qualify, can you spell out why, attractive as it is, the Garden Bridge is properly a transport project, rather than a tourism/regeneration scheme and why, therefore, hard-pressed  fare payers should be happy to pay towards it?

Answer

Answer for Garden Bridge

Answer for Garden Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was very pleased to see Lambeth Council approve the Bridge's planning application.

The Garden Bridge will make a major contribution towards making central London easier and more attractive for people to walk around, and contribute towards the health and quality of life in the City.  This fits well with both London and local transport policies to encourage and enable walking, including my Transport Strategy. That is why TfL has provided funding for this new pedestrian connection for commuters, residents and visitors.