Blackwall Tunnel Tidal Flow

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0913
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have TfL or its consultants carried out any fresh calculations of the projected traffic figures for the proposed Thames Gateway Bridge based upon: the ending of the northbound Blackwell Tunnel tidal flow; a raised levy for the Dartford Crossing and a congestion charge for Greenwich?

Answer

Answer for Blackwall Tunnel Tidal Flow

Answer for Blackwall Tunnel Tidal Flow

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Thames Gateway Bridge is essential to unlock regeneration on both sides of the river. It will improve local residents' access to jobs and education opportunities and make the area more attractive for businesses to locate and homes to be built. The issues you have raised do not materially affect the validity of the evidence given at the exhaustive public inquiry into the bridge, which considered all relevant evidence over 89 days and I continue to press the Government for a decision as soon as possible.