It is time the Mayor learnt that you can’t please all road users, all the time – Caroline Pidgeon

July 10, 2013 9:49 AM

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Mayor's Roads Task Force report which has been published today said:

"In an attempt to please everyone this report contains a rag bag of ideas. Some of the ideas are very good, but there are some ideas that are outdated, impractical and harmful for London's environment.

"However while some of the report's ideas have my backing, such as more traffic free events and extending 20 mph zones, the report is ultimately flawed in advocating that billions of public money is spent on road tunnels. To suggest that large stretches of the South Circular can be put in tunnels is simply fanciful.

"In the short term building these tunnels would create immense inconvenience during their construction. In the long term they will just generate more vehicles on our roads. Throwing billions of public money at projects that will just help generate more traffic is the last thing that London needs."