Question to the Mayor from Caroline Pidgeon AM
I am pleased to see that planning for a pedestrian/cycle bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf is progressing with support from TfL. Will you include proposals for further development and planning work for the bridge in TfL’s upcoming business plan to ensure that the next Mayor follows through on this important project?
Answer from Boris Johnson
I am very interested in this idea and TfL is in the early stages of a feasibility assessment to look into the project.
The feasibility work, including the preparation of a business case, will be completed by the autumn.
Should the scheme prove viable and have a strong business case, then full consideration will be given to how best to go about implementing the project, including possible funding options.
This first phase of work is being funded through a partnership between TfL, Sustrans and the private sector and I would expect funding for any future stages to follow a similar approach.