The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced today (28th April 2017) that he will not guarantee financial backing for the controversial Garden Bridge. This follows Dame Margaret Hodge’s report earlier this month which concluded that the bridge would not represent value for public money.

Clare Wadd, chair of Inner London Ramblers said ‘‘we’re delighted with the Mayor’s decision. This Bridge would have been a huge waste of taxpayers’ money. There are far more cost effective ways to get people walking, such as investing in existing parks and urban green spaces and completing the Thames Path through London.'

“We’ll continue to work with the Mayor and other organisations to improve conditions for people accessing the city on foot.”