Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has given the go-ahead for a pedestrian and cycling bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf.
Rotherhithe Labour councillors, Neil Coyle MP and Florence Eshalomi AM have been campaigning hard for the new bridge, which could be open as early as 2020 following the Mayor’s commitment to ‘accelerate’ plans for the new crossing. The announcement is great news for residents in SE16 and anyone using the Jubilee line at peak times.
Cllr Stephanie Cryan, Deputy Leader of Southwark Council said: “Labour councillors in Rotherhithe have been lobbying for the new pedestrian and cycle bridge, which will save time for commuters and bring benefits for the local environment by reducing congestion.
Southwark council has been working with TfL to make sure local roads and public transport in the Rotherhithe area can cope with increased demand, and we’re delighted that the Mayor of London will now accelerate plans for the new bridge, meaning it could be open by 2020.”