People and Cyclists Not Really Welcome on London's Garden Bridge

By Gary Cutlack on at

The knives are out for London's future new garden bridge, with the project's backers revealing a few awkward details about it now it's gained planning permission.

The terms of the development reveal that there will be no guaranteed public right of way over the bridge, as it'll be closed overnight like many other London parks. Groups of more than eight people may have to ask for special permission in an attempt to crackdown on protests and limit overcrowding, with cyclists only allowed to push their bikes across.

With £30m coming from TfL's budget and another £30m coming in from central government to help pay for it, protesters claim taxpayers are being milked to help a private group own and build a nice lump of prime London real estate. [Independent]