Wednesday 14th November, 7pm-9pm
58 Kennington Oval
London SE11 5SW
Vauxhall Liberals are giving a platform to the all-party DATA transport community group to question the Lambeth Council/Transport for London decree that Vauxhall needs a Northern Line extension so badly that Vauxhall should help pay for it. That’s the Labour position; can anybody tell us what the Tory one is? Maybe you can find out at the public meeting, which was organised by Cllr Ishbel Brown, Lib Dem (Oval) and will be chaired by Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Dem London Assembly Group.
Northern Line Extension – what are the alternatives?
Chair: Caroline Pidgeon
Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group
Organised by: Councillor Ishbel Brown
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Oval Ward
There have been a number of meetings and consultations about the Northern Line extension and the impact it may have on local residents. However, there has been little discussion about how the Northern Line Extension was chosen to be the main plank of the VNEB OA transport strategy and whether it really is the most suitable transport solution. The NLE project will cause huge disruption, cost vast amounts of money and do nothing in itself to address the complex transport problems faced across Lambeth. Are there no viable alternative transport options that can address the broad range of transport problems, such as the gyratory, in an integrated manner?
We would like to invite you to a public meeting to hear a presentation from local group VNEB Development and Transport Action Group (DATA) that asks whether extending the Northern Line is the best way to help solve the transport challenges we all face.
DATA will explain that the decision to opt for a Northern Line Extension was taken three years ago without full consideration of possible options by the very people who stood to gain from building this tube extension. Since then it has been shown that the assumptions made to support this tenuous decision are incorrect, and several more factors have come to light that need to be taken into account. DATA feels strongly that before a great deal of your money is spent on a Northern Line Extension, there should be a new, independent and comprehensive transport needs analysis to identify how to address the broad range of transport challenges in Lambeth and the VNEB OA in an integrated way.
Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session and an open discussion on what would be the best transport option(s) for current and future Oval residents. The meeting will also consider how these ideas can be taken forward with TfL and Lambeth Council.
This meeting is open to all so we look forward to seeing you there.
Cllr Ishbel Brown and Caroline Pidgeon AM
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