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Lib Dems London Mayor Candidate To Visit Borough

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrats candidate to be the next Mayor of London, will visit parts of the borough on Saturday as part of her election campaign.

One of Caroline’s key policies is increasing the number of people who cycle regularly across Bromley, and she will highlight this when she visits Panagua Bikes in Hayes.

She believes that increasing cycling rates will help to lower congestion in London, reduce journey times and result in healthier lifestyles. Her plans include improving cycling facilities, working to make dangerous junctions safer and speeding up the implementation of Quietway routes.

Caroline’s scheme involves limiting the use of lorries in London, including instituting a rush hour ban on them. She is also calling for more efficient use of the River Thames. All of this requires more investment; it needs to be at least three per cent of Transport for London’s budget by 2020.

In order to gather local opinion on current cycling facilities and future requirements, Bromley Lib Dems have an online survey that you can complete by visiting www.bromleylibdems.org.uk.

On Saturday, Caroline will also be at the Bromley North station at 2:30pm to highlight her “Half Price Fares before Half Seven” initiative.

She will then move on to Bromley North and talk to residents about her proposals that would see 200,000 new homes built across London within a four-year term. This would include 150,000 homes for sale or private rent and 50,000 council properties to help relieve the housing crisis.

What do you think of Caroline’s plans? Do you believe they will benefit Bromley?

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