New Green Bridge for London
Bryony Walters - Lettings Manager
Plans are in place to build a £40M 'green bridge' linking Nine Elms and Pimlico which will be open only to cyclists and pedestrians.
"The new bridge will be designed for pedestrians and cyclists to provide a safe, sustainable access route for all Londoners to access the new homes, jobs, leisure facilities and shops that are being created in Nine Elms and around Battersea Power Station" said Robin Snell of Robin Snell & Partners, who came up with the design.
New London Architecture chairman Peter Murray added: "We need to increase the numbers of people using methods of active travel - walking, cycling and public transport - to move around the city and the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge will help do that. It is also a very elegant design which will enhance this stretch of the river".
We're not sure about the design, but like the idea of people using their legs to get about!
Transport for London first identified the need for a crossing closed to traffic across the Thames between Vauxhall and Chelsea Bridges in 2013, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan's transport strategy aims for 80% of trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or by public transport by 2041.