28 Nov '16, 6pm

"The Silvertown Tunnel is shaping up to be a lose-lose, not a win-win"

Previous Mayor Boris Johnson proposed three new road-based crossings in east London, at Silvertown, Gallions and Belvedere. Mayor Khan has, thankfully, backed off the latter two, agreeing with us that extending the DLR and London Overground are better options. He’s also given the green light to a new cycling and walking bridge crossing the Thames from Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe and a new ferry at Greenwich. That’s all good news: but the Silvertown Tunnel still threatens to undermine this positive programme. In particular, the air pollution implications go against everything the new Mayor has said about cleaning up London’s filthy air, including his plans for an expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone , an initiative we are keen to see succeed. We agree with the No To Silvertown Tunnel campaign that bringing more traffic and pollution into one of the areas of the city worst affec...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/silvertown-t...

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