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Free travel for under 18s is a glimmer of hope, but the Government's childish games go on

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the news of a new funding deal between the Government and TfL, said:

“I am relieved that the foolish and damaging proposals to strip away free transport for under 18 year olds have finally been dropped.

“Young people are suffering enough and these proposals should never have even been considered. I congratulate everyone, and especially young people, who have fought so hard for these proposals to be dropped.

Questioning the true environmental and financial cost of the Silvertown Road Tunnel

After questioning the true financial cost of the Silvertown Road Tunnel, Caroline quizzed the Mayor on the environmental cost at October's Question Time.

The claim that it will not make air quality or congestion worse is very hard to believe - and the Mayor refused to commit to monitoring all harmful pollutants from the tunnel.

Putting Thameslink on the Tube map truly is a no-brainer

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, responding to the announcement by TfL Commissioner Andy Byford that Thameslink stations will be added to the Tube map by Christmas, said:

“This is an incredibly welcome decision and it is a change that I have long advocated.

“The TfL Commissioner is absolutely right to say the change is a no-brainer. A service which offers a Tube service in so many respects should of course be on the Tube map.

Black History Month 2020

As Black History Month begins for 2020, Caroline Pidgeon said:

Black History Month is so important. In London it is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the huge contribution of Black Londoners to our city.

It's wonderful to hear schoolchildren like my son talking about inspiring Black Londoners.

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