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Both Newham and Greenwich councils, outspoken proponents of more river crossings, are celebrating "overwhelming" public backing for the project.
Business leaders have teamed up with MP Jim Fitzpatrick to campaign for more river crossings in east London.
The London Chamber of Commerce wants Mayor Boris Johnson to demand cash from the Government to build the proposed Silvertown Crossing and another at Gallions Reach.
Before the Olympics, there were dark mutterings that, once councils had gained their Stalinist powers, they would not easily surrender them.
And so it has come to pass. The parking lockdown, says Newham, "proved such a success" that, hey, here's a random, crazy thought, how about formalising the restrictions into a permanent regime?
The proposed bridge at Gallions Reach could be paid for by councils if Transport for London drags its feet on the issue.
Greenwich Borough is so adamant the link between Thamesmead and the Royal Docks should be built it has said it and its cross river counterparts Newham could do it.
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.