New walking and cycling bridge consultation opens

Published: Friday 2nd November 18

Residents are invited to a new exhibition to view proposals for a bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico.

Following consultation in 2017, three possible locations have been shortlisted for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge across the Thames.

From 3 - 10 November an exhibition will be going on tour in Wandsworth, Westminster and Lambeth to show residents and businesses the three proposed crossing points and gather their views.

The bridge would improve access to thousands of new jobs, a new town centre with two new Tube stations and shopping and leisure facilities in Nine Elms.

In addition to encouraging healthier and cleaner travel, the bridge would meet a demand for more pedestrian and cycle routes in line with the Mayor of London's Transport Strategy.

You can take part in the consultation online until 19 November 2018.

The consultation events will be held on:

Saturday November 3, 2018, 10am to 3pm
Park Court Clubroom, Battersea Park Road, Doddington Estate, Wandsworth, SW11 4LD

Tuesday November 6, 2018, 3pm to 8pm
Bolney Meadow Community Centre, 31 Bolney Street, Lambeth, SW8 1EZ

Wednesday November 7, 2018, 3pm to 8pm
St George’s Patmore Church, 11 Patmore Street, Wandsworth, SW8 4JD

Friday November 9, 2018, 3pm to 8pm
110 Rochester Row, City of Westminster, SW1P 1JP

Saturday November 10, 10am to 3pm
Westminster Boating Base, 136 Grosvenor Road, City of Westminster, SW1V 3JY

Following the consultation and technical surveys, one preferred location will be recommended to Wandsworth Council in 2019 so that the council can consider the next steps.

Find out more about the proposed Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge and the consultation

Possible locations of Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge

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What about the Diamond jubilee bridge which costs a fraction of this one and enjoys far higher support, including from the council right opposite?
L Defraey

5 November 2018

I attended the Saturday "consultation" no council representative was present only design consultants and a PR company who were unable to answer key funding questions. We had the crazy situation of having three location options but no option of 'no bridge'. People were asked to put coloured ping pong balls in plastic tubes to indicate their preference! We had the farcical situation that people created a fourth pile of coloured ping pong balls to the side to indicate they wanted no bridge. If I ask the people of Lambeth if they want a free bridge with no future maintenance cost to them and no contribution from their Council coffers what do you think the answer will be? PR people said vague promise money shortfall would be privately funded.

4 November 2018

Please can we have a covered bridge to provide weather protection? It’s really grim walking across these Thames bridges in the winter at night with rain and wind blowing. Thank you.

4 November 2018

Another vanity project pursued by the council wasting tax payers money, so American embassy officials can more easily live in the west-end rather than South of the river.... It is also true to say asking people if they wish to be punched in the mouth, nose or eye is not really consultation at all is it.....

3 November 2018

I take it said cyclists and pedestrians will be paying for the use of the bridge ???
Liz D

3 November 2018

I note there is nowhere on this consultation to object. If you have all this money to waste, then why not put it to some good use? Facilities for the young, the elderly. Consultation? Not really, is it? Totally agree with John.
susan lofthouse

2 November 2018

Meet a demand for more pedestrian and cycle routes? Does this single route at a cost of £100m+ really make economic sense or is it just a vanity project? Would the money not be better spent on numerous cycle routes and pathways that will actually benefit many people. Or how about the pedestrian bridge at Chelsea Harbour attached to the rail bridge? May I suggest you consult with Westminster who have said a big "No" to this as it will not go-ahead without them and you are just wasting our money until you have two borough support.

2 November 2018