10 July 2013
Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the publication of the Mayor of London's Roads Task Force report.
Richard Hebditch, Campaigns Director, Campaign for Better Transport said
““There's a lot in the Roads Task Force we strongly support. Car-free developments, 20mph speed limits, new cycling facilities and pedestrian areas are great ideas. But the best way to make London more liveable and to reduce congestion is to cut traffic. Hiding the roads in tunnels is a colossally expensive attempt to avoid reducing car travel. Measures such as extending the congestion charge zone or bringing in wider road charging would cost very little and bring in a large income to help pay for some of the good ideas in this report."
Richard Hebditch continued
"We are disappointed to see the Roads Task Force support new road crossings of the Thames at Silvertown and Gallions Reach. Better public transport, cycle and pedestrian crossings are what London needs in this area not traffic-generating bridges and tunnels that will increase congestion and worsen air pollution."