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Nine Elms bridge plans re-emerge – but exact location remains a mystery


As an original "North" Londoner who became for years a "South" Londoner back as a "North" Londoner having based my practice in Pimlico over 30 years I don't understand the objections for a pedestrian/cycle bridge linking the very extensive new development of what was the dismal Nine Elms area which includes massive increase in the residential population and the new American Embassy. The advantages to for Nine Elms are obvious. The alternative is a long walk or cycle ride via the heavy traffic at the Vauxhall Roundabout and the dangerous Vauxhall Bridge. to get access to the North Bank - Westminster, vibrant Pimlico and the "West End". The numerous restaurants and varied service businesses in vibrant Pimlico will benefit. As it will be a pedestrian and cycle bridge there is no additional pressure of the road network so the effect on residents will not be negative. The opposition to this project is a good example of why our country is meandering reluctantly into the future except grasping the opportunities of change. Owen Luder CBE PPRIBA

Posted date

13 February, 2017

Posted time

11:39 am