New poll shows most Londoners support a garden bridge

More than three quarters of Londoners would support a Garden Bridge, according to research conducted this month by ComRes.

The view from the proposed bridge. Image: Garden Bridge Trust
The view from the proposed bridge. Image: Garden Bridge Trust

Seventy-eight per cent of Londoners questioned support a garden bridge being built, while support in Westminster and Lambeth, where the bridge would cross the Thames, stands at 77 per cent.

Young people are most supportive, with 81 per cent of 18-24 year olds supporting the bridge, and 86 per cent of 18-24 year olds in Lambeth and Westminster. Fifty-three per cent of young people in the two boroughs think that London needs more green spaces.

ComRes interviewed 1,003 adults living in the London boroughs of Westminster and Lambeth by telephone and 1,034 London adults online. The full data set is available here.

The vast majority of Westminster and Lambeth residents think that the public sector should play a role in funding a new green space in London - 77 per cent say London-wide government should be involved, 70 per cent boroughs and 58 per cent central government). Less than half (46 per cent) think that the private sector should have some responsibility.

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