Transport Links at Canada Water

MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What steps will the Mayor take to improve transport at Canada Water, specifically will he support a new pedestrian and cycling bridge from Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf, the extension of the cycle hire, additional Jubilee Line services, the improvement of the local road network and approach to the Rotherhithe Tunnel, including removal of the Lower Road Gyratory and additional bus capacity?


Answer for Transport Links at Canada Water

Answer for Transport Links at Canada Water

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is working closely with Southwark Council officers to understand current and future transport demand in the Canada Water Opportunity Area and to develop a package of further improvement measures to cater for this demand. This package could include the schemes highlighted but clearly identification of funding will be a critical element.  To this end, Transport for London and Southwark Council are exploring how developer funding can be secured to mitigate development scheme impacts, and other private and public sources to help deliver these projects. 

In particular, as I said in my manifesto, I am backing schemes to break down the City's physical barriers. I have therefore asked Transport for London to take forward work on the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf pedestrian and cycle bridge.