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Silvertown announcement ‘disappointing’

4 October 2016 

Responding to the Mayor of London’s announcement today that the Silvertown Tunnel planning application will go ahead, Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“We are extremely disappointed that the Mayor has decided to press ahead with the Silvertown Tunnel, which will spread congestion and worsen already lethal air pollution. It’s doubly disappointing given his recognition of the potential of new rail and cycle crossings to link communities across the Thames.

“We are however glad to see the Mayor calling into question the need for further road crossings at Belvedere and Gallions Reach as we have long called for these proposals to be scrapped.”

ENDS

For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Read about Campaign for Better Transport’s campaigning around the Silvertown tunnel and other new Thames river crossing proposals here – London roads and river crossings
  2. Read Transport for London’s plans for the Silvertown tunnel here - Silvertown Tunnel
  3. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).