Yes to a Rotherhithe Bridge!
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Public transport to the Isle of Dogs is limited by the River Thames surrounding it on three aspects, with just a foot tunnel to the south, and already overcrowded DLR and Jubilee line trains at rush hour.
Residents and commuters of the Isle of Dogs and Rotherhithe would greatly benefit from additional access points to/from the island, opening up their travel choices with additional low-impact options of walking and cycling, and by providing free and easy access to amenities and resources across the river. Local businesses would benefit from the increased footfall brought in by day trippers and tourists making use of the bridge.
The Mayor of London has approved this bridge, along with some other river crossings, for further consideration. However, a vocal opposition group has started a petition against the bridge and are trying to get the project pulled. To counter the opposition campaign this petition aims to demonstrate support in the same way to allow fair assessment of the proportions of the two views.
With funding not yet in place and local authorities straining under austerity budgets, it's important to show we really do value this option, and encourage funding to be sought from wherever it may be.
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