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Proposed new Thames crossing would just generate more traffic

20 April 2009
Responding to today's announcment the Department for Transport is considering a new lower Thames road crossing [1], Campaign for Better Transport’s Roads and Climate Campaigner, Richard George, said:

“It seems the Minister has a short memory: this Government’s last attempt to build a road bridge over the Thames was soundly defeated at public inquiry less than two years ago. Any new road bridge is likely to generate far more traffic than it can cope with, and make Essex and Kent even more car dependent than they already are.”

Notes to Editors
[1] Department for Transport press release