Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf – a bridge too far?

18 July 2019

West London has a total of 15 crossings over the River Thames from Wandsworth Bridge.


However, between Tower Bridge and Dartford Tunnel on the edge of east London there are only five crossings: Blackwall Tunnel, Woolwich Ferry, the cable car in North Greenwich and the two foot tunnels at Woolwich and Greenwich.


To solve this, a cycle and pedestrian bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf was proposed.


However, Transport for London (TfL) recently announced it will pause the project because of budget constraints.


Tomorrow, the London Assembly Transport Committee will ask questions about TfL’s decision to pause the Rotherhithe bridge project.


The guests are:


  • Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport
  • David Rowe, Head of Major Projects Sponsorship at TfL


The meeting will take place on Friday, 19 July 2019 at 11:00am in The Chamber (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).


Media and members of the public are invited to attend


The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast 

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyTransport and #RotherhitheBridge

Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers
  2. Florence Eshalomi AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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