Results tagged “river crossings”
A leading figure in the Green Party has promised to scupper plans for east London river crossings and said politicians in support of them were sacrificing health for small economic benefit.
Darren Johnson hosted a meeting of academics and environmentalists against the proposed Silvertown Tunnel and the Gallions Reach crossings last week.
Both Newham and Greenwich councils, outspoken proponents of more river crossings, are celebrating "overwhelming" public backing for the project.
As the consultation into the need for more river crossings approaches its final week the campaigns of the two opposing views are becoming more and more visible.
Businesses in Greenwich and Newham have thrown their w eight behind a campaign for more river crossings in east London.
The borough councils are pushing for a new bridge at Gallions Reach and a new tunnel of Silvertown - and now businesses have said that a lack of crossings is hampering growth.
If anyone needed evidence of the difficult job that is finding a solution to east London's congestion crisis they only had to attend City Hall last week.
Most came away from the transport debate - which included submissions from experts, assembly members and the public - more confused than when they arrived.