D M Collins
For the £60million that Transport for London and The Treasury have committed to the Garden Bridge project the public money could be used instead to provide a stunning lightweight pedestrian and cyclist crossing to provide a portal to enable views up and down the river. The monstrous white elephant that is Garden Bridge project should be abandoned. If the City types are determined to create an additional hectare of greenery in this part of London then a scheme could be devised to create a green space at each abutment of the new lightweight bridge or else extend the embankment between the two adjoining road bridges. All this design work could take place whilst the Thames Tideway project is proceeding. There would then be no clash between the two major construction projects.
In a time of continuing austerity, vanity projects such as the Garden Bridge proposal should be rejected.