Hammersmith bridge is now shut to pedestrians as well as vehicles and cyclists it’s impacting on many lives. We need the government to step in a fix the bridge, or build a new one and we need a temporary one to allow pedestrians and cyclists to get across.
1. The Government to fund either a new bridge or repairs for Hammersmith bridge
26/08/2020 - Petitions
Found: Hammersmith bridge is now shut to pedestrians as well as vehicles and cyclists it’s impacting on many
Found: universal mode of active travel is walking. It includes many people who may be unable to take part in other active
3. Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders
28/07/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: and abilities. It was previously known as the Cyclists’ Touring Club, or CTC, the national cycling charity
Found: ......................2Introduction: A case for Step Change
1. Hammersmith Bridge
14/04/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: people in many other constituencies surrounding mine throughout south and west London. Hammersmith bridge - Speech Link
2: the upkeep of the bridge lies with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, which owns the bridge and has responsibility - Speech Link
2. Hammersmith Bridge
07/01/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: enormous financial burden either on the local authorities adjacent to the bridge or on Transport for London - Speech Link
2: or perhaps the skills, to repair the bridge on its own. As it is an asset that benefits a wider area - Speech Link
3: that I live only a few yards from the end of Hammersmith Bridge? During the election campaign, quite a number - Speech Link
3. Hammersmith Bridge
09/09/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: Majesty’s Government what financial support, if any, they are giving to the repair of Hammersmith Bridge. - Speech Link
2: sure. We in government and beyond—certainly residents on both sides—are keen to see the bridge open as soon - Speech Link
3: are taking nearly two hours to get to school. We urgently need a temporary solution. Regardless of the task - Speech Link
03/11/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: of Richmond Park, for the restoration of Hammersmith Bridge. This has been discussed on a number of occasions - Speech Link
2: South West London and its closure to walkers, cyclists and boats since 13 August has caused major problems - Speech Link
5. Road Safety
05/11/2018 - Commons Chamber
1: way, of no less importance than the one that preceded it, and to many people around this country it is of - Speech Link
2: victims are horse riders, as they are throughout the New Forest often enough. Was not an opportunity missed - Speech Link
3: riding, I took up the challenge to get back on a horse this summer after many years of not riding and to experience - Speech Link
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School children can’t get to their schools easily either side now, workers are unable to get across it’s an additional 30-60 mins on people’s journeys. The pollution and traffic has risen in barnes, putney and Fulham due to re routed traffic. Local businesses are going under as footfall has died. The hospital is no longer accessible in emergencies. The government needs to step in to support the local community and councils.
The Government wants to make sure that Londoners can move round the capital easily, on public transport, through active travel and on our roads.
As part of that, the Government wants to see Hammersmith Bridge opened as soon as safely possible, so that – at a minimum – people can cycle and walk across the river, and in time return the bridge to full use.
To help the responsible authorities, TfL and H&F council, find a speedy resolution to the situation, the Secretary of State established a taskforce to bring together the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, TfL and the Ports Authority to assess and progress next steps of the project. To aid the task force, the Department for Transport has appointed Dana Skelley OBE as Project Director, who as former principal engineer for London brings a breadth of experience to the work of the task force and will drive action. The Department has also commissioned its own engineering advice on the Bridge’s state of repair.
The Government continues to have discussions with stakeholders on all relevant matters concerning the bridge, including funding, recognising that the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the Bridge. The Government and Taskforce continues to consider all interim measures, to ensure that Londoners are able to quickly and safely cross the river.
The Department continues to work with local groups and stakeholders to consider all options available to help deliver an immediate solution – including any temporary measures that can be brought in to help with local traffic.
Department for Transport
This is a revised response. The Petitions Committee requested a response which more directly addressed the request of the petition. You can find the original response towards the bottom of the petition page (https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/549607)