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Campaign for Better Transport invite the public to London river crossings event in South London

4 September 2015

Campaign for Better Transport invite the public to come along to its event - Danger: New motorways, congestion, pollution, tolls and Woolwich ferry closed -  in South London to learn how new roads are contributing to air pollution and to find out about public transport alternatives.

Transport for London (TfL) propose three new urban motorway crossings over the River Thames in east and south-east London, at Silvertown, Gallions Reach and Belvedere with plans to close the Woolwich ferry and to have tolls on all crossings, new and old, east of Tower Bridge, in order to manage the demand.

The evidence suggests that new roads will create new demand, worsen congestion, and create air pollution in a city where it is already at dangerous levels.

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

“We urge local residents to book their place and come along to our public meeting which will allow them to learn more about these planned road schemes for East and South East London which will make pollution and congestion much worse.   

Transport for London must focus investment on transport which is accessible to everyone, reduces car dependence, and solves our environmental problems.”

Event details

When: Tuesday 15 September 2015

Where:  Abbey Wood Community Group, 4 Knee Hill, Abbey Wood, SE2 0YS

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Book: Places can be booked here but people can turn up on the night.

Guest speakers: Mr John Elliott, Independent Transport Consultant and Dr Ian Mudway, Lecturer in Respiratory Toxicology, Kings College, London.

Ends

For further information please contact:

Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773 468 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to editors

Media are invited to attend the meeting but should inform the press office in advance.

More information on London’s roads and river crossing and Campaign for Better Transport’ campaign work can be found here - London roads and river crossings and London deserves better than new polluting roads!

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).