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East and south-east Londoners should be prepared for a doubling of traffic when river crossings are built across the Thames, according to Boris Johnson's deputy mayor on transport.


Transport for London has revealed it's looking into running the Docklands Light Railway over the proposed Gallions Reach Bridge.


A train crossing over the Thames at Barking Riverside and a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians at Rotherhithe are being supported by London's Liberal Democrats.

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A group of MPs have written to Boris Johnson urging for him to push ahead on a consultation on the proposed Thames bridge at Gallions Reach.

A consultation into river crossings earlier this year showed, as well as backing a tunnel at Silvertown, the public wanted a new bridge further east, rather than Transport for London's proposal of a new ferry in the region.


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.