Because It’s Not Like There Aren’t 33 Other Bridges To Choose…

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat leader in the London assembly, told the Guardian the measure was “a worrying trend of the privatisation of public places, where the rights of private owners trump those of ordinary people”.

Simple answer, then. Don’t use that bridge to cross. Or just turn your phone off!

A spokeswoman for the Garden Bridge Trust said the proposals only represented the maximum powers which its staff could use.

She said: “We want people to use the bridge safely, and have a good experience as they cross it. We’re not setting out to restrict people or spoil their fun.”

Well, quite. It’s a bridge, FFS. A pretty one, for sure, if it lives up to its promise, but just a bridge. Don’t want to use it? You don’t have to!

This week the bridge was saved in an 11th-hour deal that slashed £20 million from the cost to the capital’s taxpayers this week

I, for one, am looking forward to seeing it built, and walking across it. If they will be monitoring my phone signal while I do so, so what?

4 comments for “Because It’s Not Like There Aren’t 33 Other Bridges To Choose…

  1. November 16, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I monitor you the whole time on Twitter.

    • November 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      But it’s a friendly surveillance, right..? 😉

      • November 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm

        Oh of course. 🙂

  2. Lord T
    November 16, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Is 6 million people without phones on the bridge overcrowding? Not according to their system.

    What a bunch of cheeky wankers. If they use public funding then they should not stop the public getting on. If it can’t handle heavy traffic then they obviously need some form of control but the draconian measures they want should get then told to take a walk and fund it themselves.

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