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Westminster councillors slam Nine Elms bridge plans

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I do not understand why local politicians and residents in Pimlico - an area I know very well - are objecting to this pedestrian/cycle bridge proposal. The development of Nine Elms which includes the new American Embassy is bringing a massive increase in the residential ad office workers in that area. While a certain amount of local facilities are being provided - shopping and cafe's they will not provide the range of facilities just across the river. Businesses and facilities in Pimilco will prosper as a result - to the benefit of the local residents. But the overiding reason are the planning advantages. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross from Nine Elms direct to the North bank with having the detour and in the case of cyclists the risks involved in crossing by nearby Vauxhall Bridge via the dangerous heavily traffic experienced on the Vauxhall circulatory system. Westminster Council should support and encourage Wandsworth Council to proceed with this proposal - not attempt to prevent it. In passing - how many peple know that the first Vauxhall cars were built on the site of the Sainsbury's petrol station now park of their new development. Owen Luder CBE PPRIBA WEstminster resident and past Pimlico resident.

Posted date

14 March, 2017

Posted time

11:26 am

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