Pedestrian Bridge - Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3772
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you provide an update on discussions surrounding a pedestrian bridge from Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf?

Answer

Answer for Pedestrian Bridge - Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe

Answer for Pedestrian Bridge - Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is providing financial and other support to the work being undertaken by Sustrans to develop plans for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe.

The work suggests that there is a positive case for better crossings in this area. It has found that a bridge would deliver benefits by encouraging walking and cycling trips, and provide an alternative to the busy Jubilee line between Canada Water and Canary Wharf.

There are some significant challenges that a bridge here would need to overcome, including meeting the needs of shipping and connecting into the existing walking and cycling networks on either side. Further work will be required to investigate these issues.

TfL expects to receive the outputs of this work shortly. Next steps will be considered with key stakeholders, including the opportunities that exist for funding, construction and ongoing maintenance.