This week Simon Hughes submitted his response to Transport for London’s consultation on improving Tower Bridge Road.
Simon expressed his support for a number of the proposals, including repaving the footway, a new diagonal crossing, and widening the pedestrian crossings of Tower Bridge Road, Grange Road and Bermondsey Street.
Simon also highlighted his strong support for the inclusion of a memorial for Albert Edward McKenzie – the Bermondsey born First World War sailor honoured for his bravery with the Victoria Cross.
Commenting on the consultation, Simon Hughes said:
‘On the whole, I am very supportive of the proposed changes – particularly the improvements to pavements, wider use of community notice boards, and the use of additional Christmas and special occasion lighting. I also fully commend the Tower Bridge Alliance group for their excellent campaigning and contribution to this consultation.
I am now calling on Transport for London to meet with me and community representatives on Tower Bridge Road to further discuss the proposals and consider further options.’