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Campaigners respond to Thames motor crossing proposals

16 March 2015

Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the House of Commons Transport Committee report into the future of strategic river crossings [1] calling for new motor crossings across the Thames to be built in east London.

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport said:

“It is disappointing that the Transport Committee have disregarded the evidence against the need for new roads across the Thames. As London grows, we need to promote better value options such as cycling, walking and public transport, not to choke the city by encouraging more traffic. 

"Building road bridges would lead to increased traffic across a wide area and cause rises in air pollution, noise and congestion. Investment must focus on transport which is accessible to everyone, reduces car dependence, and solves our environmental problems."