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New tunnel proposed for Lower Thames crossing: 8 week consultation launches today

27 January 2016

Campaign for Better Transport responds to Highways England and the Department for Transport’s proposals for a new multi-billion pound road link across the River Thames between Essex and Kent.

Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said:  

"This flawed proposal shows that the lessons of the Dartford crossing have not been learned. We do not need another expensive road crossing that will simply generate more traffic leading to more congestion, while blighting the communities on either side with more air pollution.
Instead, the Government should be focusing on better rail links and getting more freight off road and onto rail." 

ENDS    

For further information please contact Richard Watkins on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773 468 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

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).

Read about Highways England and the Department for Transport’s proposals here - New tunnel proposed for Lower Thames crossing: 8 week consultation launches today

Read about Campaign for Better Transport’s campaigning around the other new Thames river crossing proposals here – London roads and river crossings