Siân Berry: Will you bring forward proposals for cheaper off-peak travel on Transport for London (TfL) services, particularly for journeys from outer London into central London, in order to aid the recovery of central London?
Siân Berry: In your 2021 election manifesto you said you would: “accelerate the roll out of 20 mph speed limits on the TfL road network,” and: “improve the safety of the most dangerous junctions, including a programme of new pedestrian crossings at those junctions currently lacking them.” When will you announce the investment and commitment to bring these pledges into action?
Siân Berry: Further to our discussion during the 2021-22 budget process, have you had any response from the Department for Transport to proposals for Transport for London (TfL) to increase the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) rate for illegal parking on red routes to match the congestion charge?
Siân Berry: The Energy and Carbon statement for the Silvertown Road Tunnel states that emissions due to the project would represent a 0.4 per cent increase in projected 2030 emissions for road transport in London. Given that this tunnel will have a high proportion of freight traffic which cannot be decarbonised as rapidly as other vehicles, will the proportion of London’s overall road emissions from...
Siân Berry: Will passengers using the Transport for London (TfL) network be notified that TfL staff are equipped with body worn video whenever it is in operational use?
Siân Berry: What training is being offered to Transport for London (TfL) staff on using body worn video?
Siân Berry: In answer to question 2017/2790 you confirmed that Kew Bridge was a junction set for further improvement through Transport for London (TfL) investment in outer London. However, the changes that have now been delivered through Cycleway 9 involve an extra traffic lane for motor vehicles on Kew Bridge, with people cycling directed to a shared footway which is hard to access. Constituents tell me...
Siân Berry: A constituent has raised the issue of the cycle lane on the south side of the A316 between Clifford Avenue and Larkfield Road. While it is segregated from the lanes for vehicle traffic, the cycle lane stops and starts at every side road on to the A316, giving motor vehicles priority over people on bicycle or on foot. This is one of many examples of poor quality cycle lanes alongside busy...
Siân Berry: The ban on evictions that was brought in during the coronavirus crisis is due to end on 31 May, and some charities have predicted that a significant increase in evictions will occur. How will you help Londoners if this happens?
Siân Berry: A constituent has pointed out that, in the Mortlake Brewery scheme, a 40 per cent increase in the number of residential units, from 800 to 1250 has resulted in only a 13 per cent increase in affordable housing, reaching just 30 per cent in total. How has this been justified?
Siân Berry: There have been recent reports of residents at the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Chobham Manor development being required to pay a fixed estate charge of more than £1,000 a year in addition to service charges. Are there plans to make changes to this charge?
Siân Berry: Does the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) fixed estate charge impact residents in affordable tenures and, if so, is it accounted for when calculating affordability?
Siân Berry: A constituent has raised an issue with the fact that, while developers are obliged to carry out community engagement, this is only during the design evolution process prior to planning submissions. When schemes are called in by your office, this process inevitably leads to further design evolution without guaranteed public involvement. What assurances will you give that community engagement...
Siân Berry: Will you meet with members of the Mortlake Brewery Community Group to discuss their proposals for redeveloping the site at Mortlake Brewery, before making your Stage 2 referral decision?
Siân Berry: How will you support councils to protect their high streets from having retail outlets converted to housing under new Permitted Development Rights?
Siân Berry: What action are you taking to protect London from the worst aspect of new Permitted Development Rights, such as homes being created that have no energy efficiency measures, no minimum accessibility requirements and with no access to green space or to local amenities?
Siân Berry: What will the total cost to Londoners of the Silvertown Road Tunnel be?
Siân Berry: Thank you, Mr Mayor. Before I start, I wanted to say from the Green Group thank you for answering - for the most part - our questions really constructively this term. We have had some good discussions and influence. When I think about the previous Mayor’s attitude to scrutiny, including and especially from some of the women Members, I wanted to highlight that I appreciate the difference....
Siân Berry: Yes, but I am aware that the Department for Transport (DfT) stopped using private finance initiatives (PFI) a while ago.
Siân Berry: You have not, I am afraid, answered any of those three points about the tolling deficit and the potential construction risks. I notice that TfL already has capital costs of about £200 million in there. We do not know. You will not release the cancellation costs. Looking at what I have said there, if, for example, it was to run a third overbudget like Crossrail, we would be looking at...