Campaigning for Better Transport
With London's population continuing to grow over the coming decade we need to start planning now to ensure we are able to meet future travel demand. Yet with South London's roads already near to full utilisation, growth in Tooting's transport capacity will most likely come from enhancements to the public transport and cycling options.
Promoting and protecting our heritage
Our area is packed full of history, but in the face of high property prices and frequent development threats, we will need to rally together when sites are at risk. To than end I'm involved with several projects which are protecting important parts of Tooting's heritage:
Longer trains for Earlsfield
Those of us who use Earlsfield station in the morning and evening rush-hours are all too aware of the extreme over-crowding on the platform and in the carriages at these times. While 8-carriage trains may have been sufficient many years ago, the popularity of Earlsfield and the rise in local population have meant that 10-carriage trains are now a necessity. Looking at the experience of nearby Balham, where 10-carriage trains were introduced a few years ago, I have seen the positive impact that an extra 25% capacity at peak times can bring.