Funding Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2069
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

If the Garden Bridge fails to go ahead, will you commit to using the £30m of transport funding to pay towards a pedestrian/cycling bridge crossing the river at Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf?

Answer

Answer for Funding Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge

Answer for Funding Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have every confidence in the Garden Bridge Trust to deliver the Garden Bridge as planned.

I am also very supportive of the idea for a new walking and cycling bridge across the Thames between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe and am pleased that TfL, alongside the private sector, is supporting Sustrans with the current feasibility work. This study will examine the design options for a bridge in this location and inform the preparation of a detailed business case in the autumn.  This business case will include details of the cost of the bridge, including the ongoing operational cost and funding options.