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This is the open version of London’s first proposed pedestrian and cycle bridge. Most of the time we hope it will be close to allow thousands of cyclists and walkers to flow between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe.

Mayor Sadiq Khan is a fan and wants the bridge built by 2020. Enthusiastic support comes from across the political spectrum including Labour MP Neil Coyle, Lib Dem Caroline Pigeon, chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee and Labour-led Southwark Council.

Sustrans commissioned a Yougov poll which showed that over a third (35%) of Londoners backed a new walking and cycling bridge, even if it meant less money would be spent on other projects affecting London’s road and rail network. The polling also found less than a quarter (24%) of Londoners opposed the traffic-free bridge. This is a bridge Londoners want.

Unlike the Garden Bridge, the Rotherhithe or Brunel Bridge would enable around 13,000 clean commutes by pedestrians and cyclists every day and will be built where it is needed most, in a bridge free part of our city.

This will be a state of the art bridge – car free, pollution free, and free for all to use. Sustrans want the design will be decided after a truly transparent and fair design competition to get the stunning design our stunning city deserves. More pictures here:

so now, I’ll stop waxing lyrical and get down to the nitty-gritty. TfL are organising community workshops about all this. They will be held at the Dockland Settlements Communities Centre at 200 Salter Road, SE16 5LJ.

There are two opportunities to have your say: 17 June, 15:00 – 17:30 and 26 June, 18:30 – 20:30

There will be limited space. To register send an email to with your name and postcode. Let us know how you get on


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